The 20 best-selling games of the last year

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“Dying Light”
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We now know the 20 best-selling games of 2015, thanks to the Entertainment Software Association’s annual report on the state of the video game industry.

The ESA’s list comes from data gathered by the NPD group, a market research group that’s been keeping track of game sales for years. The NPD tracks monthly sales of video games, but doesn’t release those reports publicly.

It should come as no surprise that most of the best-sellers are recent titles in long-running game franchises – in a couple of cases multiple games from the same franchise made the cut. When you break them down by rating, half of the best-selling games are rated M for Mature, seven are rated E or E10+, and only three are rated T, highlighting the split between the two major demographics driving video game sales.

Ordered from lowest to highest, these are the 20 best-selling games of the past year.


No. 20 “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain”

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Konami

No. 19 “NBA 2K15”

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YouTube

No. 18 “Destiny: The Taken King”

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Destinythegame.com

No. 17 “Dying Light”

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No. 16 “The Witcher 3”

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CD Projekt Red

No. 15 “Super Smash Bros”

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YouTube

No. 14 “Halo 5: Guardians”

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343

No. 13 “Battlefield: Hardline”

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YouTube

No. 12 “Lego Jurassic World”

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YouTube

No. 11 “Batman: Arkham Knight”

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BatmanArkhamnight.com

No. 10 “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”

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CallofDuty.com

No. 9 “FIFA 16”

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EA

No. 8 “Mortal Kombat X”

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YouTube

No. 7 “Minecraft”

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YouTube

No. 6 “Grand Theft Auto V”

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YouTube

No. 5 “NBA 2K16”

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YouTube

No. 4 “Star Wars: Battlefront”

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EA

No. 3 “Fallout 4”

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Bethesda

No. 2 “Madden NFL 16”

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YouTube

No. 1 “Call Of Duty: Black Ops III”

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Activision