SuperData: $6.2bn generated from digital game sales in April

Alex Calvin
SuperData: $6.2bn generated from digital game sales in April

Digital game sales around the world rose by five per cents, reaching $6.2bn according to research firm SuperData.

The company says that digital console saw the fastest growth, with a 23 per cent spike in revenue year-on-year. Meanwhile, audience rose 15 per cent.

Mobile, MMO and PC games also saw increases in both revenue and monthly active users. Social gaming saw a ten per cent dip, however, which SuperData says is the result of consumers moving from desktop to mobile devices.

April was a good month for mobile gaming, with Supercell's Clash games earning over $100m. SuperData notes that Clash of Clans revenue has dipped recently from $5m a day to a mere $4m.

Over in the console charts, Dark Souls brought in $45m on PC alone. The firm also says that the console versions brought in $27m. It was the best-selling game in the PC charts, but failed to make it into the digital console Top Ten.

Here are the charts for April 2016:

Top Grossing Mobile Games by Revenue

1 Monster Strike Mixi
2 Clash Royale Supercell
3 Clash of Clans Supercell
4 Game of War: Fire Age Machine Zone
5 Puzzle & Dragons GungHo

Top Grossing PC DLC Games by Revenue

1 Dark Souls III Bandai Namco
2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Valve
3 Starcraft II Activision Blizzard
4 Minecraft Microsoft
5 Fallout 4 Bethesda

Top Grossing Free-to-play MMO Games by Revenue

1 League of Legends Tencent
2 Crossfire Neowiz Games
3 Dungeon Fighter Online Nexon
4 World of Tanks Wargaming
5 Dota 2 Valve

Top Grossing Pay-to-play MMO Games by Revenue

1 World of Warcraft Activision Blizzard
2 Lineage I NCSoft
3 Star Wars: The Old Republic Electronic Arts
4 Tera Online En Masse
5 Blade & Soul NCSoft

Top Grossing Social Games by Revenue

1 DoubleDown Casino IGT
2 Slotomania Caesars Entertainment
3 Candy Crush Saga Activision Blizzard
4 FarmVille 2 Zynga
5 Jackpot Party Casino —SlotsS Slotomania

Top Grossing Console Games by Revenue

1 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Activision
2 FIFA 16 Electronic Arts
3 Tom Clancy's The Division Ubisoft
4 Grand Theft Auto V Take Two
5 Dark Souls III Bandai Namco

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