MultiVersus beats Elden Ring to become July’s best-selling game

MultiVersus knocked Elden Ring into the top spot of the month’s best-selling games.

NPD Group reports (thanks, NME) that, despite being free to play – albeit with in-game purchases – MultiVersus is the highest-grossing game of July 2022, thanks in part to the Founder Packs promotion.

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It may not sound like a particularly impressive feat, but to put it in perspective, since its release in February, Elden Ring has been the second best-selling game every month.

For those wondering, the rest of the top ten is rounded out by Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Call of Duty Vangaurd, MLB: The Show 22, Mario Kart 8, Digimon Survive, Minecraft, and F1 22 – in that order. MultiVersus, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and Digimon Survive are all new items.

Of course, it still has a few ways to go before it surpasses Elden Ring’s annual performance. The latest figures from publisher Bandai Namco reveal that the fantasy epic has now surpassed 16.6 million sales worldwide. In May, that number stood at 13.4 million copies, meaning Elden Ring has shifted an additional 3.2 million copies, both physical and digital, in just three months.

Meanwhile, if you’re one of Elden Ring’s more recent Tarnished and just starting your journey to become an Elden Lord, here’s a beginner’s guide detailing all the things to do during the game’s opening hours.

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