Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is July’s best-selling Switch game in NPD results

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NPD Group has released its July sales figures in North America, and unsurprisingly, the Switch has another successful month! The console is once again the top-selling hardware in terms of units sold, and while spending is down 10% from July 2021, sales are starting to return to 2020 levels.

The best-selling game on Switch in July was Monolith Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles 3, although it wasn’t released until the 29th of the month. The gigantic JRPG caused a stir in late July, and we called it a “masterpiece” in our review.

Nintendo Switch Sports saw a slight drop, while Animal Crossing: New Horizons jumped a few spots. And in terms of new releases, Live A Live and Digimon Survive also made it to the top ten Switch games of the month.

In terms of overall game sales in July, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 ranked fourth (digital sales not included) behind returning LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Elden Ring. But number one went to a brand new cross-platform release – MultiVersus, which is sadly hopping on the Switch at the moment. The free-to-play brawler managed to grab the top spot thanks to the Founder’s Pack. Xenoblade therefore performed rather well against fierce competition!

But again, in a nice surprise, Digimon Survive – which also released on PlayStation, Xbox and PC – was the eighth best-selling game of the month overall.

Are you satisfied with the results of Digimon Survive and Xenoblade Chronicles 3? Share your thoughts on the July sales numbers in the comments!

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