No Man’s Sky and Pokemon Go Help Digital Gaming Generate $6.1 Billion in August 2016

By   /   Sep 30, 2016
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According to a recent report, users tend to spend more money on digital game downloads and micro-transactions, thanks to games like No Man’s Sky, Pokemon Go, etc.

Intelligence firm SuperData Research has confirmed that digital game sales reached a massive $6.1 billion in August 2016 – that is 11% year-over-year.

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No Man’s Sky Helped Digital Game Revenue Reach $6.1 Billion in August

It goes without saying that games like League of Legends, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, etc. are at the forefront, but recent releases like Pokemon Go and No Man’s Sky helped by attracting more consumers to spend on digital downloads in contrast to retailers.

The Verge notes that the gaming industry is sitting at $99.6 billion annually and the trend is slowly shifting from physical media to digital downloads.

Speaking of this, SuperData’s analyst and chief executive officer Joost van Dreunen said:

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A batch of successful releases across console, PC, and mobile drove double digit year-over-year gains in market growth.

In addition to this, we also have top-grossing digital games on PC, consoles, and mobile:

PC

  • League of Legends
  • World of Warcraft
  • CrossFire
  • Dungeon Fighter Online
  • Overwatch
  • No Man’s Sky
  • World of Tanks
  • DOTA 2
  • Fantasy Westward Journey Online II
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Consoles

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • FIFA 16
  • Madden NFL17
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Overwatch
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Fallout 4

Mobile

  • Pokémon Go
  • Monster Strike
  • Mobile Strike
  • Clash of Clans
  • Game of War: Fire Age
  • Fantasy Westward Journey
  • Puzzle & Dragons
  • Clash Royale
  • Candy Crush Saga
  • Clash of Kings

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