Warner Bros. Interactive is the top publisher for 2015 so far
Killing it with Batman: Arkham Knight and LEGO: Jurassic World
2015 is proving to be a good year for Warner Bros. Interactive, as it was revealed in the NPD Group's July report that Warner Bros. is currently the the top publisher year-to-date.
Both Batman: Arkham Knight and LEGO: Jurassic World -- two games published by Warner Bros. Interactive -- have been the highest-selling games for the past two months in the United States. In June, Arkham Knight topped the list, while LEGO: Jurassic World was the highest-selling game for July "on a unit sales basis." However, Arkham Knight would've again been the highest-selling game "if sales were included from hardware bundles. Either way, Warner Bros. is killing it this year, enjoying an increase of over 200 percent in dollar sales, according to NPD Group.
For new releases, the top game for July was Rory Mcllroy PGA Tour. It seems people have moved past Tiger Woods, as NPD noted, "Sales within the first data month for this new title exceeded the prior iteration, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, by close to 70 percent.
“Sales of new launches were down 3 percent in July’15, but May and June launches are comparing favorably to the performance of launches of last year, up a combined 20 percent," detailed NPD Group's Liam Callahan. "Though May/June launches are performing well this month, this was not enough to offset decreased sales from July releases and older games released outside of the May through July timeframe, which were down 6 percent.”
Here were the top-selling games by physical retail for the month of July 2015:
- LEGO: Jurassic World (360, 3DS, PS3, XBO, NWU, PS4, PSV)
- Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, XBO, PC)
- Minecraft (360, PS3, XBO, PS4)
- Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
- Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (PS4, XBO)
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (XBO, PS4, PC)
- Destiny (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3)
- Mortal Kombat X (PS4, XBO)
- FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, Wii, PSV, 3DS)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
For the month, video game software sales totalled $178.5 million