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Elden Ring Becomes Best Seller Of Last 12 Months, Outselling Vanguard

Move over, Call of Duty!

May 13, 2022

Elden Ring continues to live up to the hype as Bandai Namco’s latest entry in the Souls series becomes a best seller in the last 12 months.

The number one position was previously held by Call of Duty: Vanguard, which has now fallen to the number two position after a mixed launch back in November of last year. Although Call of Duty continues to dominate sales year after year, there have been rumblings that Activision is considering ditching the annual release schedule.

Along with the likes of FIFA, Call of Duty’s annual release makes it hard pushed for any other titles to get a whiff at the number one position in terms of sales. Even 6 months after launch, Call of Duty: Vanguard has only just been knocked off the top spot. But it should come as no surprise that the highly anticipated release of Elden Ring has been the one to topple the king.

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Elden Ring Outsells Call of Duty: Vanguard To Become Best Selling Game Of The Last 12 Months

As reported by Mat Piscatella (via Okami Games), Elden Ring has officially become the best seller of the last 12 months, beating out the likes of Call of Duty: Vanguard, Madden NFL 22, and more.

What makes this statistic all the more impressive is that Elden Ring only launched in February of this year, whilst Call of Duty: Vanguard was released back in November of 2021. This means Elden Ring has sold just as many copies as Vanguard within 2 months.

Call of Duty continues to dominate year after year, but Activision recently revealed that Vanguard is the worst-selling COD title in recent years. The publisher stated that it “failed to deliver” when it came to new innovation, as well as blaming the WWII setting on poor sales.

Another mind-blowing statistic pointed out by Okami, is that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has already sold more copies than FIFA 22 and Resident Evil: Village, and it only launched a little over a month ago.

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