GamesIndustry.biz presented the list of the top games and companies in 2022.
GamesIndustry.biz has released its annual The Year In Numbers infographics where it collected the top-selling games of 2022 as well as the biggest markets in the game industry, the most covered games and companies, and more.
According to the outlet's statistics, the global games market value in 2022 reached $184.4 billion, with the majority of revenue coming from mobile devices (50%). Console games made up more than a quarter of the market's revenue (28%) and 21% came from the digital or physical versions of PC games.
The best-selling boxed game of the year in the UK was EA's FIFA 23 which was followed by Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Nintendo's Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and Sony's Horizon Forbidden West. In Japan, the situation is completely different – the majority of top-selling boxed games were Nintendo titles including Splatoon 3, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
The US's best-selling titles (across both physical and digital versions) were Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Elden Ring, and Madden NFL 23.
As for the mobile market, the list of top-five games in terms of downloads across the world included Subway Surfers, Garena Free Fire, Stumble Guys, Ludo King, and Roblox. Meanwhile, Honor of Kings, PUGB Mobile, Genshin Impact, Candy Crush Saga, and Roblox were the top-earning games in 2022.
The most-covered games during the year were Elden Ring (63,642 articles), Fortnite (37,696 articles), Genshim Impact (28,613 articles), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (27,970 articles), and The Last of Us Part II (23,490 articles). The most-covered companies in 2022 included Nintendo (269,370 articles), Microsoft (179,134 articles), Sony (154,965 articles), Ubisoft (51,263 articles), and Epic Games (44,753 articles).
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