SuperData Arcade offers their
latest worldwide digital games market research
, which covers October 2019.
Here's how this is presented: "Consumers spent $8.84 billion digitally across
all games in October. Combined spending across console, PC and mobile was down
3% year-over-year primarily due to a sharp drop off in the console segment,
which faced a difficult comparison against the Red Dead Redemption 2 launch last
year. Mobile grew 7% as it continues to be a growth leader for digital games."
Here's the accompanying chart:
|Top Grossing Titles by Category
Worldwide, ranked by October 2019 earnings
||League of Legends
||Call of Duty: Modern
||Honour of Kings
||Last Shelter: Survival
||Fantasy Westward Online II
||Candy Crush Saga
Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
Duty: Modern Warfare
Theft Auto V
||The Outer Worlds
||Clash of Clans
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has best selling digital launch of 2019.
Modern Warfare sold an estimated 4.75 million digital units across console and
PC in October, down 11% from Black Ops 4 last year, although there were fewer
days this year due to a later launch in the month. The average selling price of
digital units also declined from last year due to the lack of a season pass
Apex Legends has its best month since the title’s launch quarter. Apex
Legends generated $45 million from in-game spending in October across console
and PC, up from $16 million in September. Respawn’s shooter has clearly grown
into an important growth driver for EA since its launch in February, although we
note that total lifetime revenue still comes in slightly below 50% of FIFA
Ultimate Team over that same period.
NBA 2K continues to show a slow-down in virtual currency sales. Total
franchise NBA in-game spending growth has been slowing down for the past four
months after a red hot start from NBA 2K19 last year. We saw this again in
October, where NBA 2K in-game spending across console, PC and mobile combined
declined year-over-year for the first time since June 2018.
Call of Duty Mobile catapults into the top rankings. We estimate COD
Mobile generated $57 million in total revenue in October with 116 million
monthly active users, placing it as the 12th top grossing mobile game worldwide
this month. iOS made up 82% of total spend.