No matter how much acclaim a video game gets from gamers and critics, game developers will not be able to sustain their needs and continue upping games with the same quality if their games do not sell well. With that said, props should be given to NetherRealm Studios as their gruesome Mortal Combat X leads the pack of the top 10 selling video games of 2015 so far, Fortune said in a report citing the NPD Group.
Do take note that not all games included in the list are freshly released 2015 games as NPD counts games that continue to pump-up sales, a reason why the best-selling game ever game Grand Theft Auto ?V and fan-favorite Minecraft are still in the list with both showing no signs from slowing down in sales.
As Mortal Kombat X tops 2015 charts, it may just mean that the fighting game has come-off a long way since it stirred the?creation?of the ESRB and other ratings boards for video games. Maybe Mortal Kombat X attracted numerous gamers and non-gamers with its controversial gruesome fatalities which they have upped for their latest release. Don’t watch the video below if you are sensitive to seeing?gore.
Here are the best-selling games of 2015 so far:
- Mortal Kombat X (Publisher: Warner Bros.)
- Grand Theft Auto V (Publisher: Take-Two Interactive Software)
- Battlefield Hardline (Publisher: Electronic Arts)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Publisher: Activision)
- Minecraft (Publisher: Microsoft)
- Batman: Arkham Knight (Publisher: Warner Bros.)
- Dying Light (Publisher: Warner Bros.)
- NBA 2K15 (Publisher: Take-Two Interactive Software)
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Publisher: CD Projekt Red)
- Super Smash Bros. (Publisher: Nintendo)
The ranking was based on each games? sales figures from the last six months of this year and includes the aggregate sales from all platforms, meaning multiplatform games have the edge in this ranking.
Warner Bros. must be happy that three of their games occupy the top ten best-selling games, including Batman: Arkham Knight which takes the sweet 6th spot even if it was just released last June.