The Q1 2022 most-played games were revealed: This is when first-quarter videogame stats begin making the rounds. So now we know which most-played titles are. Although the list isn’t full of surprises, Elden Ring, a big label, did not make it into the top 10. This is quite interesting.
The NPD Group has provided this Q1 report. Mat Piscatella, the executive director, shared a summary via Twitter, pointing out that “half the top 10 [games] were not launched this decade.”
He also noted that the top five spots are all from before 2020. Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto V, and Fortnite took the top spot.
Piscatella notes that all those titles are established games with live updates. Therefore, it is essential not to overlook the social aspects of top-ranking games.
The Q1 2022 most-played games were revealed
Piscatella further suggests that other games can reach the top 10 using Game Pass or PlayStation Plus services. This can be a good move for an existing title or launch option for a brand new one.
This may be a trend that will continue when PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now merge into one service in June.
Piscatella also mentions Elden Ring, the most-sold game in the “trailing 12-month period ending April 20,222.” It was second to Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
Elden Ring did not make it to the top 10 most-played games despite its roaring success. Instead, according to NPD Group’s results, it ranked 20th.
Even so, Elden Ring is still very popular.
The Elden Ring continues to be very popular with its fans, who are often vocal about possible content. They also want to see famous bosses such as Malenia in Sekiro. So they put her up against all major bosses in the game and brought the Game of Thrones connection full circle to an AryaStark mod.