Digital Games Sales Reached $6B Worldwide in February

By   /   Mar 24, 2016
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In case you didn’t think there was enough proof that digital games sales were having a definite impact on the gaming industry, SuperData, a leading provider of data and figures said just today that digital games sales reached 6.2 billion dollars worldwide in February alone.

Digital console games saw the largest amount of growth in February, rising 34 percent year-on-year, along with a 27 percent growth in audience.

However, new games sales fell by 180,000, which SuperData puts down to a lack of many major new releases in February 2016, unlike February 2015.

On consoles, Call of Duty Black Ops 3 took the top spot, mainly due to selling Awakening, its first major DLC since the game came out in November of last year. FIFA 2016 took the spot directly under it, due to the popularity of the game’s Ultimate Team Mode.

On the PC, the top spot in DLC sales belonged to Counter-Strike Global Offensive, while RIOT Games’s famous MOBA League of Legends took the top spot in free-to-play MMOs.

SuperData also put together a series of lists of the most bought games in February, which you can find below.

Digital console

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2. FIFA 16
3. Grand Theft Auto V
4. Madden NFL 16
5. Fallout 4

PC DLC

1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
2. StarCraft II
3. Rise of the Tomb Raider
4. Fallout 4
5. Grand Theft Auto V

Free-to-play MMO

1. League of Legends
2. Crossfire
3. Dungeon Fighter Online
4. World of Tanks
5. DOTA 2

Pay-to-play MMO

1. World of WarCraft
2. Lineage I
3. TERA: Online
4. Star Wars: The Old Republic
5. Blade & Soul

Mobile

1. Clash of Clans
2. Game of War: Fire Age
3. Candy Crush Saga
4. Monster Strike
5. Puzzle & Dragons

Social

1. DoubleDown Casino
2. Slotomania
3. Candy Crush Saga
4. FarmVille 2
5. Candy Crush Soda Saga

While there’s no guarantee that physical copies of games will go away anytime soon, such a huge increase in digital games sales is a big jump for games in general.

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