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Fortune has complied the last six months of NPD North American sales data to determine the best-selling games of the first half of 2015, and there are some definite surprises on the list.

Unexpectedly, the top spot went to Mortal Kombat X, and not a nominally larger franchise like Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, or Battlefield. Granted, all three of those series had games high on the list, but it’s still surprising to see a fighting game dominating the charts for the year so far.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Mortal Kombat X
  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  1. Battlefield Hardline
  1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  1. Minecraft
  1. Batman: Arkham Knight
  1. Dying Light
  1. NBA 2K15
  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  1. Super Smash Bros.

Though the order might be a bit different than you might assume, there aren’t too many other surprises on the list. Minecraft continues to sell like cuboid hotcakes on just about every platform under the sun. The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight both made strong headway despite going on sale at the tail end of the measured period.

The biggest shock might be that Super Smash Bros. made the list, even if it’s barely holding on at the number 10 slot. Nintendo’s brawler is the only platform-exclusive game on the list—and it’s exclusive to the worst-selling console of the big three. That means it must be doing serious business for the flagging Wii U.

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Josh picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn’t looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Find him on Twitter @jorshy

The best-selling game of 2015 so far might surprise you

By Josh Harmon | 07/27/2015 06:31 PM PT

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Fortune has complied the last six months of NPD North American sales data to determine the best-selling games of the first half of 2015, and there are some definite surprises on the list.

Unexpectedly, the top spot went to Mortal Kombat X, and not a nominally larger franchise like Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, or Battlefield. Granted, all three of those series had games high on the list, but it’s still surprising to see a fighting game dominating the charts for the year so far.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Mortal Kombat X
  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  1. Battlefield Hardline
  1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  1. Minecraft
  1. Batman: Arkham Knight
  1. Dying Light
  1. NBA 2K15
  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  1. Super Smash Bros.

Though the order might be a bit different than you might assume, there aren’t too many other surprises on the list. Minecraft continues to sell like cuboid hotcakes on just about every platform under the sun. The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight both made strong headway despite going on sale at the tail end of the measured period.

The biggest shock might be that Super Smash Bros. made the list, even if it’s barely holding on at the number 10 slot. Nintendo’s brawler is the only platform-exclusive game on the list—and it’s exclusive to the worst-selling console of the big three. That means it must be doing serious business for the flagging Wii U.

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About Josh Harmon

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Josh picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn’t looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Find him on Twitter @jorshy