Digital game revenue up in October as FIFA 16 pitches in - Superdata

Erik Johnson
Digital game revenue up in October as FIFA 16 pitches in - Superdata

Nearly all digital game segments experienced a year-over-year rise in revenue last month, Superdata reports.

The analysis firm revealed digital sales were up 7 per cent for October compared to the same period last year, adding that the stretch brought in the highest monthly revenue of the year to this point.

"With the exception of pay-to-play MMOs, all segments managed to grow their revenue," Superdata CEO Joost van Dreunen said. "Digital console revenues rose 14 percent year-over-year to $375 million, driven in particular by a spending increase in North America. The growing install base for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One drove digital console earnings by 41 percent."

FIFA 16 was the best-selling console title for the month in terms of digital offerings, and that's largely due to the game's Ultimate Team card packs. According to Superdata, over half of digital revenue for the month was generated from DLC.

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