A new game has beaten Elden Ring when it comes to selling the most copies for the month of July. We are talking about Multiverses, the new game from Warner Bros. that emerged as the top-selling game of July, despite having launched on just the Steam gaming platform and that too in open beta, as per a report by analytics group NPD. The report takes into account both the retail and the digital sales of the games.
Though Multiverses is a free-to-play platform fighter, the major source of its success and revenue generation has been the “Founders Packs” which let players unlock fighters through character tickets. Besides, microtransactions are also there in the game. And there is no denying the multitude of characters that are bound to expand its player base.
Multiverses dethroned Elden Ring from the top spot though the action RPG by FromSoftware has been at the topmost for the entire year and has sold almost 17 million copies since its launch in February. With a story collaboration by renowned writer George RR Martin and game director Hidetaka Miyazaki, the fantasy RPG has seen huge success.
Rounding off the top 5 best-selling games list are Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, XenoBlade Chronicles 3 and Call of Duty: Vanguard. Interestingly, the report by NPD does not take into account the digital sales for XenoBlade Chronicles 3. The same can be said for Mario Kart 8, which is placed seventh on the list. The report has also not considered the Xbox and Digital sales for MLB: The Show 22, which got sixth place.
The eighth, ninth and tenth places in the list of the top 10 best-selling games for July were taken by Digimon Survive, Minecraft and F1 22.