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The PlayStation 5 has topped NPD hardware charts in the US for the month of January 2022. While exact sales stats aren't shared, Sony's latest system was the best selling platform in both units sold and dollars earned. It beat out the Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch simply based on the fact Sony managed to produce enough consoles to make it to the top. Supply and demand are still completely out of whack, however.

Elsewhere, Call of Duty: Vanguard was once again the best selling PS5, PS4 title, but it didn't shift the most copies overall. That accolade went to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which sold best across all platforms in January. Rainbow Six Extraction was the only noteworthy new entry in the PlayStation specific chart for the month, debuting in fifth position. The rest of the top 10 is made up of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, sports titles, Ghost of Tsushima, Battlefield 2042, and Far Cry 6.

God of War, meanwhile, rose an incredible 139 places to chart in fifth place in the overall NPD software top 20 list. It doesn't appear in the chart broken down into PS5, PS4 specific sales, so the huge rise must be attributed to its PC release.

NPD Software Top 20: January 2022

  1. Pokemon Legends: Arceus*
  2. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  3. Monster Hunter Rise
  4. Madden NFL 22
  5. God of War
  6. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  7. FIFA 22
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  9. Rainbow Six Extraction
  10. Battlefield 2042
  11. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
  12. Far Cry 6
  13. Minecraft
  14. NBA 2K22*
  15. Mario Party Superstars*
  16. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  17. Forza Horizon 5
  18. Halo Infinite
  19. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  20. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

NPD PS5, PS4 Software: January 2022

  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  3. Madden NFL 22
  4. FIFA 22
  5. Rainbow Six Extraction
  6. Ghost of Tsushima
  7. Marvel's Spider-Man
  8. Battlefield 2042
  9. NBA 2K22*
  10. Far Cry 6

* Digital sales not included