The free-to-play brawler surpassed all challengers.

MultiVersus is the newly released platform fighter/brawler from WB Games and Player First Games. Despite the game being completely free-to-play for everyone, it ended up being the best-selling game of July 2022. According to the latest sales report by the NPD, the various Founder's Packs for MultiVersus propelled it to being the highest-grossing game for the past month.

To those keeping up with news on MultiVersus, this probably isn't much of a surprise. The game, which released as a beta for some weeks ahead of its "full" launch on August 15, saw a peak concurrent player count in excess of 152,000 players. It also surpassed the 10 million player mark in total.

The various Founder's Packs, of which there are three, provided players with different levels of in-game currency, faster character unlocks, and a variety of cosmetic items.

The top 20 best-selling games for July 2022 can be seen below.

  1. MultiVersus
  2. Elden Ring
  3. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  4. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  5. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  6. MLB: The Show 22
  7. Mario Kart 8
  8. Digimon Survive
  9. Minecraft
  10. F1 22
  11. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  12. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  13. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  14. Overwatch
  15. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  16. Nintendo Switch Sports
  17. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  18. Far Cry 6
  19. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  20. Monster Hunter: Rise
So far in 2022, Elden Ring is the best-selling game, followed by LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Horizon Forbidden West, and MLB: The Show 22. Overall spending is down 9% compared to July 2021. Year-to-date spending is down 10% from last year. PlayStation 5 was the biggest hardware earner in July 2022, but the Nintendo Switch sold more units.