Worldwide digital games market report from SuperData
has their analysis of
the Digital Games market for January 2020. Here's their super data:
digital games revenue topped out at $9.4B in January 2020, up 3% year-over-year.
Mobile earnings rose 13% compared to 2019 levels, offsetting lower PC and
console revenue. Console spending was down a steep 42% in the free-to-play
segment (due to lower Fortnite revenue) and down 19% in the premium space.
January 2020 was a slow period for new console releases compared to January
2019, which saw the launches of Kingdom Hearts 3 and the Resident Evil 2 remake.
|Top Grossing Titles by Category
Worldwide, ranked by January 2020 earnings
||League of Legends
||Call of Duty: Modern
||Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
||Candy Crush Saga
||Fantasy Westward Online II
Theft Auto V
||Gardenscapes - New Acres
||Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
||Clash of Clans
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
||Madden NFL 20
||Last Shelter: Survival
Jedi: Fallen Order
||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot sold 1.6M digital units, a new record
for the franchise. In contrast to recent Dragon Ball titles, which were
multiplayer fighting games, the new game is a single-player action role-playing
game. The genre pivot helped the franchise attract a wider audience, leading to
first-month digital sales that were more than double those of any previous
Dragon Ball title.
Gardenscapes - New Acres climbed to third place on the mobile charts with
record revenue of $111.9M. Earnings for the puzzle title from Russian
developer Playrix have been rising rapidly and have more than doubled since
September 2019. Gardenscapes and its sister title Homescapes are now the puzzle
games to beat and currently have greater combined monthly revenue on mobile than
all Candy Crush Saga titles.
The new World of Warcraft update Visions of N'Zoth successfully turned around
declining user numbers. Subscriber numbers grew 17% from December to January
(not including China). However, they were still down substantially (64%) from
August 2019, the month World of Warcraft Classic was released.
January was a mixed bag for battle royale titles. Fortnite earnings
continued their gradual decline and hit their lowest level since November 2017.
Likewise, a January update to Apex Legends increased console monthly active
users by 12% month-over-month, but the game generated less revenue than in
December, which saw a successful holiday event. In contrast, PlayerUnknown’s
Battlegrounds released its Season 6 update on both PC and console in January,
and PC players responded particularly well. In-game spending grew 512%
month-over-month on PC after a lengthy period of low spending on additional