EA was the big winner this October, with four games in SuperData’s Top Ten for digital games, representing over 18.5m in revenue.
FIFA 17 kept its No.1 spot with digital revenue hitting 8.85m for the month. This is roughly what the title made after just two days in the September charts (9.1m).
That means that the game had digital revenue of nearly 18m in just one month and two days. This is a combination of full game digital sales, as well as micro transactions from the game’s lucrative Ultimate Team mode.
The football blockbuster was significantly ahead of its competitors in October. Battlefield 1 debuted at No.2 with 5.48m in revenue after launching on October 21st.
Other EA titles in the list include FIFA 16, which managed to remain in the charts at No.4 despite the new entry in the series, and franchise-behemoth Star Wars Battlefront at No.10.
The third place was taken by a new entry, 2K’s Mafia III, which made 4.29m for its first month in the digital charts.
Meanwhile, Microsoft’s Gears of War 4 generated 2.34m in digital revenue and entered the charts at No.7. The new edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim made 1.96m and debuted at No.9.
Call of Duty Black Ops III charted in fifth place – 12 months after its initial launch – thanks to Activision’s continued support of the shooter with map packs and other DLC.