October Digital Game Revenue up 15 Percent Compared to October of Last Year


[H]F Junkie
Apr 25, 2001
According to SuperData Research revenue for digital games increased year-over-year to 8.5 billion this October from $7.4 billion last October. Leading the way was PUBG which sold over 5 million copies in October. This just goes to show that gaming isn't anywhere close to dead and the current trend is for revenues to continue to increase over time. I hope the publishers put that money to good use and make some good AAA games over the next couple of years. Preferably something without micro-transactions.

However, single-player games didn’t do too shabby last month. Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey sold 191,000 copies, the biggest Switch digital launch to date. Ubisoft’s South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Monolith’s Middle Earth: Shadow of War, and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins collectively brought in $160 million from full game sales.
According to EA, no one buys single player games. In fact, I must not have bought Uncharted or Persona 5 for my PS4 and imagined the whole purchase!