ⓘ 2015 in video gaming

                                     

ⓘ 2015 in video gaming

The year 2015 saw releases of numerous video games as well as a follow-up to Nintendos portable 3DS console, the New Nintendo 3DS. Top-rated games originally released in 2015 included Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Bloodborne, Undertale, and Fallout 4. Sales of video games in 2015 reached billion, according to analysis firm SuperData, an 8% increase from 2014. Of this, the largest sector was in computer game sales and subscription services, accounting for billion. Mobile games revenues were at.1 billion, a 10% increase from 2014. Digital sales on consoles made up the remaining billion.

In the United States, the Entertainment Software Association ESA and the NPD Group estimated total video game market revenues at $23.5 billion, a 5% increase from 2014. Of this, the total software market was $16.5 billion, with the NPD Group estimating retail sales subset at $13.1 billion. The ESA reported that there were 2.457 companies in the United States involved in developing or publishing video games that directly supported 65.678 workers 37.122 in developing, 28.556 in publishing with about another 154.000 indirectly supporting the industry, such as through contracting or video game journalism. The total contribution to the USs gross national product from the industry was $11.7 billion.

In the United Kingdom, the total video game market was valued at nearly GB£ 4.2 billion, according to figures from Ukie and MCV. The largest segments were in digital software £1.2 billion and mobile games £664 million, while sales of consoles dropped to £689 million.

                                     

1. Major awards

The follow table summarizes the major awards given to video games and the people within the industry for titles released during 2015.

1 These awards are sometimes given as one e.g. Best Mobile/Handheld, Excellence in Audio or two awards.

                                     

2. Series with new entries

New installments in preexisting franchises came out for Anno, Assassins Creed, Batman: Arkham, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Disgaea, Dirt, Fallout, Fatal Frame, Five Nights at Freddys, Forza Motorsport, Guitar Hero, Halo, Heroes of Might and Magic, Hotline Miami, Just Cause, Kings Quest, Kirby, Magicka, Mario Party, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Mario & Luigi, Metal Gear, Minecraft, Mortal Kombat, Need for Speed, OlliOlli, Resident Evil, Rock Band, StarCraft, Star Wars: Battlefront, Tales, The Witcher, Tomb Raider, Tom Clancys Rainbow Six, Tony Hawks Pro Skater, Total War, Toy Soldiers, Xenoblade Chronicles, Yakuza and Yoshi. In addition, 2015 saw the release of several new properties, including Dying Light, Evolve, Life Is Strange, Bloodborne, Until Dawn and Splatoon, and indie titles such as Her Story, Ori and the Blind Forest, Rocket League, and Undertale.

                                     

3. Cancelled video games

Cancelled

  • Borderlands Online Win
  • Scrolls iOS
  • Kaio: King of Pirates 3DS
  • Galak-Z: The Dimensional PSVita
  • Dying Light PS3, X360
  • Broforce PSVita
  • Project CARS WiiU
  • Mortal Kombat X PS3, X360
  • Shadow Realms Win
  • Mad Max PS3, X360
  • The Black Glove N/A
  • Human Element
  • Silent Hills PS4
  • Furious 4
  • Gone Home WiiU
                                     

4. Critically acclaimed titles

Metacritic MC and GameRankings GR are aggregators of video game journalism reviews.

GameRankings was shut down and redirected to Metacritic, another review aggregator, on December 9, 2019.

                                     

5. Highest-grossing games

The following were 2015s top ten highest-grossing video games in terms of worldwide revenue across all platforms including mobile, PC and console platforms.

                                     
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