- According to the most recent NPD sales figures, the free-to-play crossover fighting game MultiVersus apparently made the most money in July, the month of its release.
- Elden Ring has been the best-selling game since its release in February for four of the five months before July.
- However, Elden Ring behind MultiVersus in the rankings for July.
- 40,000 players average the game’s daily high, according to SteamDB.
- The top five best-selling video game list is completed by Call of Duty: Vanguard, XenoBlade Chronicles 3, and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
MultiVersus overcame the enduring Elden Ring to become the highest-grossing game of July 2022 on its launch. We’re referring to the well-known fighting game from Warner Bros., which, according to a report by analytics company NPD, ended up becoming the best-selling game of July despite just having been released in open beta on the Steam gaming platform. Both the retail and digital sales of the games are considered in the study.
MultiVersus beats Elden Ring
MultiVersus, a free-to-play crossover fighting game, reportedly had the most revenue in July, the month of its release, according to the most recent NPD sales data. Founder Packs were the game’s main source of revenue despite being a free-to-play title. These packs come with in-game money, several cosmetic items, and character tickets that let players unlock the character of their choice.
Since its release in February, Elden Ring has been the best-selling game for four out of the five months prior to July. Elden Ring, however, comes in second to MultiVersus in the rankings for July. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 debuted fourth elsewhere in the rankings, although this information ignores sales from the Nintendo eShop.
MultiVersus is still well-liked a month after its debut. The game continues to peak at roughly 40,000 gamers each day, according to SteamDB. With The Matrix text and The Lord of the Rings-related assets discovered in the game’s files, players continue to guess about what characters will be introduced in the future.
Although Multiversus is a free-to-play platform fighter, the “Founders Packs,” which allow users to access fighters through character tickets, have been the main driver of its success and money generating. Microtransactions are another feature of the game. There is also no denying the large cast of characters that will undoubtedly increase the number of players.
Even though Elden Ring, an action role-playing game by FromSoftware, had held the top rank for the whole year and had sold nearly 17 million copies since its release in February, Multiversus overtook it. The fantasy role-playing game has achieved great success because to a story partnership between renowned author George RR Martin and game director Hidetaka Miyazaki.
LeBron James has already been released, while Morty from Rick and Morty will be released on August 23. Season one of MultiVersus is now in progress. Now that it has been confirmed, MultiVersus will soon include both Stripe from Gremlins and DC’s Black Adam.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, XenoBlade Chronicles 3, and Call of Duty: Vanguard round out the top five best-selling games list. It’s interesting to note that the NPD data ignores XenoBlade Chronicles 3’s digital sales. The same is true of Mario Kart 8, which came in at number seven on the list. Additionally, the Xbox and Digital sales for MLB: The Show 22, which came in sixth place, were not taken into account in the report.
Digimon Survive, Minecraft, and F1 22 took the eighth, ninth, and tenth spots on the list of the top 10 best-selling games for July, respectively.