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Sales results are often interesting, either for confirming expectations or defying them. Some information on the top selling games in the US for the first six months of the year - based on physical retail sales via NPD - are worth a look then, even if there's only one Nintendo title in the top 10.

So, below are the top 10 games in the US for the first half of 2015.

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

Of course, all of these titles are multi-platform, showing that it's difficult for system exclusives to make much of an impact. It's nevertheless pleasing that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS has made it into the top 10, considering its separate launches in the latter half of last year. The absence of single-platform games should also remind us to not overlook successes such as Splatoon, which has performed well on the Wii U.

We're pretty surprised by a few of the results, nevertheless. Mortal Kombat X clearly performs well the gorier it is, and Minecraft just won't go away.

What do you think of this US top 10 for 2015 so far?

[source fortune.com]