SuperData: Worldwide Digital Games Market Grows 4% in February

A new SuperData Research report indicates that “the worldwide digital games market grew slightly, 4%, year-over-year in February to $7.83 Billion. The growth can be attributed to a 9% and 8% year-over-year growth in the mobile and console segments, respectively, balanced by shrinking pay-to-play, free-to-play, and social segments this month.”

The top grossing titles were:

  • PC: League of Legends
  • Console: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Mobile: Lineage 2 Revolution

Among the highlights:

U.S. digital revenue sees strong growth despite mobile slowdown. U.S. digital revenue grew 6.4% year-over-year in February across console, PC, and mobile games. Console digital revenue grew an impressive 18% year-over-year due in part to an increase in the average selling price of digital units…Mobile revenue grew slightly, down from a double-digit year-over-year growth rate we saw in January.”

Battlefield 1 leads FPS peers again. Battlefield 1 sold more digital units across console and PC in February than Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Titanfall 2 combined. However, Infinite Warfare generated the most Additional Content revenue on the back of its first DLC release.”

FIFA 17 is keeping engagement at franchise highs. FIFA 17 digital revenue of grew double-digits in February, when comparing the same month last year for FIFA 16.  Ultimate Team console revenue also had another month of double digit growth due to a 15% year-over-year rise in monthly active users and an uptick in both conversion and ARPPU.”

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