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SuperData December Sales Charts

SuperData Research now offers their analysis of the worldwide digital games market for December 2019. A couple of the conclusions they draw is that the gamble of offering Call of Duty: Modern Warfare without a season pass or paid map packs is paying off, and that digital sales of Red Dead Redemption 2 more than doubled once the game was released on Steam a month after launching on the Epic Games Store and elsewhere. Here's the new chart:
Consumer spending on digital games reached an all-time high of $9.8B in December 2019, up 8% year-over-year. Substantial year-over-year growth in mobile revenue (28%) more than offset falling Console and PC earnings (down 25% and 4%, respectively). Console spending was down partially due to shrinking Fortnite revenue (December 2018 was the title’s highest-earning month ever) and also due to fewer major premium games being released in late 2019 compared to the 2018 holiday season.

Top Grossing Titles by Category
Worldwide, ranked by December 2019 earnings
PC CONSOLE MOBILE
1 League of Legends Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Clash of Clans
2 Dungeon Fighter Online FIFA 20 Honour of Kings
3 Crossfire Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Candy Crush Saga
4 Fantasy Westward Online II Grand Theft Auto V Fate/Grand Order
5 Red Dead Redemption 2 NBA 2K20 Last Shelter: Survival
6 Roblox Fortnite Gardenscapes - New Acres
7 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Madden NFL 20 Homescapes
8 World of Warcraft West Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Monster Strike
9 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege Pokémon GO
10 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Destiny 2 Roblox
Source: SuperData Arcade. Please visit http://bit.ly/sdarcade for more info.
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Clash of Clans from Supercell had its best month ever, more than seven years after its launch. The game earned $158.2M in December 2019 as content updates and holiday sales resulted in growth of monthly active users (MAU) and conversion rates.

A gamble on a new business model paid off for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Unlike past games in the franchise, Modern Warfare did not offer a season pass or paid map packs and monetized exclusively through battle pass sales and microtransactions. Despite this, Modern Warfare revenue in Q4 2019 was 4% higher than Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII during its launch quarter. In December 2019, the first month Modern Warfare players could purchase in-game content, spending reached $78.7M, nearly as much as was spent on Black Ops IIII in-game content during that game’s entire first quarter ($92.9M).

Grand Theft Auto V had its best month since December 2017. The game earned $84.7M across Console and PC as discounts drove downloads. Additionally, the release of the Diamond Casino Heist content update, a follow up to the highly successful July 2019 Diamond Casino and Resort update, resulted in increased spending on premium currency.

Red Dead Redemption 2 received a substantial boost after launching on Steam. Digital unit sales more than doubled from 406K in November to 1.0M in December. The game became available on Steam on December 5, one month after releasing elsewhere including the Epic Games Store and Rockstar Games Launcher. This brief exclusivity window was advertised in advance, so many players simply waited a short period to play the game on their preferred launcher.