MultiVersus had a pretty stellar launch once it finally entered open beta late last month, and the release may have been even better than previously thought.
According to the NPD Group, MultiVersus debuted as the top-selling video game in the United States for the month of July.
Since the NPD Group creates its ranking based on dollars generated and not copies sold/downloaded, this also means that Warner Bros. saw a substantial increase in Founder’s Pack sales, which range from $40 to $100.
MultiVersus was also able to beat other new releases like Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Digimon Survive as well as Elden Ring and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which topped the charts in previous months.
During a console crash, the great WB crossover clinched #1 on Xbox and reached #3 on PlayStation.
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All of this was accomplished in just about 12 days a month, given that the MVS Early Access Beta didn’t go live until July 19th.
Interestingly, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is still continuing its historic charge through sales reaching 12th place in sales in July and 4th place for Nintendo platforms.
MultiVersus isn’t the first time in recent history that a new fighting game has topped the NPD charts, like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mortal Kombat 11 also did.
Given how well these two games perform afterward, MVS will likely see continued success in the months to come, but it will be fascinating to see how that ends up playing out now that the game is available for free for everyone without the need for a download. purchase a Founder’s Pack. .
Almost immediately after the title launched in Early Access, it broke the record for most concurrently played fighting game on Steam, then broke that record again once the public beta launched, hitting over 144,000 concurrent users on Steam. pc.
Since then, the game has reached at least 10 million downloads, and that number is likely even higher now.
MultiVersus is off to one of the strongest starts we’ve ever seen in the genre, and with the Season 1 update now live, WB and Player First Games are going to have to try to keep the momentum going.