EA’s smash hit FIFA 16 dominated the digital market just as much as the physical one, new figures from SuperData reveal.
The console versions of the game were downloaded almost 85,000 times by the end of September, generating more than 4.5m. That revenue included microtransactions made via the game’s Ultimate Team mode.
The title generated more than double that of second-placed Destiny, which was bolstered by the launch of expansion pack The Taken King.
Destiny may have been the No.2 grossing digital console game, but the second-most downloaded title was Minecraft, which saw sales of more than 40,000. The game has a lower RRP and has a smaller microtransaction and DLC business.
This chart is courtesy of US firm SuperData and is based on digital point-of-sale data collected from 366,385 UK digital gamers. This chart is still in its test phase – SuperData hopes to fill the void caused by a lack of data sharing amongst the big digital retailers and publishers.
TOP 10 UK DIGITAL CONSOLE GAMES (SuperData figures – September 2015)
1. FIFA 16 (EA) 4,552,075
2. Destiny (Activision) 2,230,087
3. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision) 1,798,016
4. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami) 1,507,125
5. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar) 1,166,386
6. Minecraft (Sony/Microsoft) 568,629
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision) 387,824
8. Mad Max (Warner Bros) 372,428
9. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red) 315,516
10. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami) 238,638