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We're not sure what the 'thing' is between Nintendo of America and Amazon US, but the retailer in the region primarily sells Wii U hardware through third-party vendors, often at bizarre prices compared to other stores. Games are stocked and sold by Amazon, but not the systems directly; it's a regional issue, too, as Amazon UK - for one example - sells Wii U bundles directly.

In any case, Amazon's editorial team clearly isn't involved in the issue, as it's included two Wii U games in its top 10 'Best of 2015' list. The fact that one of those is the top spot is all the better; the ten are below.

10. Rocket League
9. Splatoon
8. Life is Strange
7. Batman: Arkham Knight
6. Bloodborne
5. Cities Skylines
4. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2. Fallout 4
1. Super Mario Maker

It's great to see the terrific level-making tool get recognition from the broader market, and Nintendo of America also retweeted another win for the game.

We've seen Splatoon mentioned by plenty of media too in top games of the year lists, so both titles have clearly succeeded in grabbing some mainstream attention.

In any case, our own Game of the Year awards are coming very soon. Our staff picks will be posted on 24th December, and the community picks from your votes will be a festive treat on 25th December.

[via amazon.com, gonintendo.com]