Superdata’s monthly figures are out for digital gaming sales in September. The highlight is the apperance of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in the Top 10, having taken the number four sport with 1.44m. With no adds-on or additional content available, and a selling price of 30 we can easily calculate a figure of 48,000 sold over the month.
It’s rare that we get a glimpse at a clean digital sales figure like this – as often it’s impossible to pick apart microtransactions from full game sales in the figures provided.
It would then be great to tell you what the total number of sales were, or even just the ratio of physical to digital sales. We have the sales data for UK physical in front of us, after all, but to do so would easily allow anyone to calculate the actual physical sales figure and that would break our agreement with Ukie, GfK and Sony not to publish such figures.
What we can say is that across the month, the title had a significant percentage of digital to physical sales – which isn’t very helpful to anyone who wants to know how well the franchise spin-off performed overall. We can certainly stretch to saying that physical sales are still higher than digital sales – though that won’t be much of a surprise to anyone.
So, another month, and another frustrating dance around the real numbers.
As for the rest of the Top Ten, we see FIFA still wracking up impressive figures on the eve of its next release, and the outside chance of seeing three FIFA games in the Top Ten next month, plus Battlefield 1 for EA as well. Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy titles continue to earn well for the company, while Activision shifted around 25,000 more units ofCrash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy digitally.
Rank – Title – Publisher – Total Digital Revenue (data provided by Superdata)
1 FIFA 17 – EA Sports – 5.07m
2 Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games – 4.59m
3 Battlefield 1 – Electronic Arts – 1.69m
4 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Sony Computer Entertainment – 1.44m
5 Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Activision Blizzard – 1.39m
6 Overwatch – Activision Blizzard – 1.28m
7 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Ubisoft – 1.04m
8 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Activision Blizzard – 0.90m
9 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Ubisoft – 0.88m
10 FIFA 16 – EA Sports – 0.67m