Mortal Kombat X Is the Best-Selling Game of 2015 so Far in the US, According to NPD Data


According to NPD sales data from January 2015 – June 2015 obtained by Fortune, the #1 best-selling game from the first half of 2015 at retail in the United States is Mortal Kombat X, which is available in stores on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

As for other games released in 2015 on the list, Battlefield Hardline is in 3rd, Batman: Arkham Knight is a bit of a surprise in 6th (it released in late June), Dying Light placed in 7th, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt came in at 9th. Otherwise, the rest of the spots are taken up by games released before 2015.

Here’s the full list of the 10 best-selling games from the first half of 2015, keeping in mind that it only accounts for retail sales (and not digital) in the US:

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

If you’re curious, the 10 best-selling games of 2014 in the US can be seen over here, with Advanced Warfare, Madden NFL 15, and Destiny in the top three.

Considering that big game games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, FIFA 16, Madden NFL 16, and more are coming out in the second half, what do you think will be the best-selling games of 2015 once it’s over?

[Source: Fortune via Ed Boon]