The NPD Group has revealed that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is 2015’s top-grossing third-party publisher in the U.S. thus far. It helps that the company has published and distributed some highly-anticipated and well-received titles such as Mortal Kombat X and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. WB’s mobile business has not been accounted for in the report.
NPD Analyst Liam Callahan said in a statement to GamesBeat:
With a consistent stream of launches through the first five month of 2015, Warner Bros. Interactive is the top software publisher year-to-date through May 2015, with over 140 percent increase in dollar sales versus last year. Warner is poised for further growth with the launch of highly-anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight, in June.
It remains to be seen whether the company will finish this year as the top publisher or not, but it is at least a close contender for the top spot.