Just how big is Call of Duty? Well, it’s so big that even Star Wars can’t bring it down! The NPD Group has revealed the best selling games of 2015, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III sits atop the iron throne once again, ranking as both the best selling game in December and the best selling game in 2015 overall. Activision even describes its victory as a “wide margin.”

This marks seven straight years of domination with a Call of Duty title being North America’s best selling franchise. Even Grand Theft Auto V, which saw most of its sales slow-burn to huge numbers and split over two years, hasn’t been able to dethrone it. Call of Duty: Black Ops III sold so many copies that it was also able to push the series’ total lifetime sales to over 250 million units, as noted by Activision’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for Call of Duty Rob Kostich.

“Call of Duty: Black Ops III was the top-selling title of 2015 globally by a wide-margin in both units and dollars sold-thru. This also marks the seventh year in a row that Call of Duty has been the No. 1 selling franchise in North America, according to NPD. In fact, Call of Duty has surpassed 250 million units sold life-to-date worldwide.  This achievement is thanks to the amazing experiences created by all of our development teams, and would not be possible without the  incredible passion from the Call of Duty community. We congratulate Treyarch on creating an incredibly engaging and an enormously fun game with Black Ops III and look forward to what’s to come in 2016.”

Star Wars Battlefront, which EA was hoping would put a solid dent in Activision’s hold on the shooter market, closed out as the second best selling game in December and the fourth best of the year behind Fallout 4 and Madden.

See the top ten games for both December and 2015 below.

Top 10 new physical software sales, all platforms, December 2015

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  2. Star Wars Battlefront 2015 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  3. Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  4. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
  5. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
  6. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  7. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  8. Minecraft (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  9. Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Game Series (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  10. FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)

Top 10 new physical software sales, all platforms, 2015 total

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  2. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
  3. Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  4. Star Wars Battlefront 2015 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  6. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
  7. Minecraft (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4)
  8. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
  9. FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
  10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
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