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Mortal Kombat X is the top selling game of 2015 (so far)

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There’s big money in video games. And that’s about as big of an understatement as saying that our country is run by a corrupt jerk who happens to be on the pocket of big business. Still, we’ve pretty reached, jumped and hurtled past the halfway mark of the year so far.

So which games have been doing gangbuster sales, shifting those important week one numbers around? The answer may surprise you, if you’ve been living underground for the last forty years and have no idea what video games are.

According to Forbes, Warner Bros Interactive is having one hell of a great year. Not only is Mortal Kombat X the biggest seller of the year so far, but Dying Light and Batman Arkham Knight has also pulled in some decent numbers. Here’s the top ten:

  1. Mortal Kombat X (Publisher: Warner Bros.)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (Publisher: Take-Two Interactive Software)
  3. Battlefield Hardline (Publisher: Electronic Arts)
  4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Publisher: Activision)
  5. Minecraft (Publisher: Microsoft)
  6. Batman: Arkham Knight (Publisher: Warner Bros.)
  7. Dying Light (Publisher: Warner Bros.)
  8. NBA 2K15 (Publisher: Take-Two Interactive Software)
  9. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Publisher: CD Projekt Red)
  10. Super Smash Bros. (Publisher: Nintendo)

Those numbers come from the NPD Group, which compiled the mid-year standings. It makes for some interesting reading. Sony’s much-vaunted The Order: 1886 is nowhere to be seen in the top ten due to it being a single-platform game, while Batman Arkham Knight has only had a month to earn the number six spot on that list.

And despite it being completely broken on PC, y’know. Still, expect that list to change towards the end of the year. Annual franchise juggernauts Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty will lead the pack, which includes Rise Of The Tomb Raider, guitar Hero Live, Star Wars Battlefront and Fallout 4.

Lots of games, lots of cash. Pony up, you day one suckers.

Last Updated: July 27, 2015


  1. Wow Call of Duty isn’t at the top? What a shocker. -looks further down- holy crap Witcher 3 is 9th… There’s definitely something wrong with that list.


    • RinceThis

      July 27, 2015 at 15:21

      I know! Didn’t it break all the records?!


    • Sageville

      July 28, 2015 at 09:58

      Weird that witcher 3 isn’t top dog….


  2. Umar

    July 27, 2015 at 14:46

    Why’s a casual game the best selling game for 2015?….Times are changing.


    • HairyEwok

      July 27, 2015 at 15:22

      I would rather ask why the most broken game released this year is nr 1.


      • Sageville

        July 28, 2015 at 09:59

        “most broken game released” – huh?


  3. The Sten

    July 27, 2015 at 14:51

    dat bulge……. O_O


    • Umar

      July 27, 2015 at 14:54

      ROFLOL Of all the things XD


  4. Hammersteyn

    July 27, 2015 at 15:00

    Also one of the games I traded the fastest! The micro-transactions, DLC and shoddy SP was a massive let down for me.


  5. Hammersteyn

    July 27, 2015 at 15:00

    Kinda feel bad for the people that bought Hardline


    • Sageville

      July 28, 2015 at 10:02

      Buy me a beer at rage. *Sniff


      • Hammersteyn

        July 28, 2015 at 10:06

        I’ll buy you more than one XD


        • Sageville

          July 28, 2015 at 10:09

          FYI, by “Beer” I actually mean double gin and tonics (Bring lots of money)…


          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2015 at 10:20

            LOL hope you can keep up old man.

          • Sageville

            July 28, 2015 at 10:28

            I need one of those “Cute” memes to respond…

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2015 at 10:39

            I declare my liver as hand luggage when I fly O_o

          • Sageville

            July 28, 2015 at 11:43

            I defer to your liver, now if we talking other “vices” I might outshine you there.

          • Hammersteyn

            July 28, 2015 at 11:48

            Challenge Accepted

  6. Brady miaau

    July 27, 2015 at 15:19

    I did not expect that. Really? Wow.


  7. Chanelle_Kunoichi

    July 28, 2015 at 10:21

    And then MK took “Finish Him” to another level…


  8. Jonah Cash

    July 28, 2015 at 15:31

    Hahahaha! I only own one game on that list, and I got it for free with my graphics card on my PC….


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