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author: Michael Kulakowski

Global Revenues From Digital Distribution; Pokemon GO With The Best Month Since Launch

The latest report of SuperData group brings information on global revenues generated by digital distribution in August, this year on all hardware platforms. The most successful mobile game was Pokemon GO, which had the most profitable month since its launch in 2016.

Analytical Group SuperData published a report with a summary of August revenues from digital distribution (direct sales of games and DLC, as well as microtransactions and subscriptions) on the global market, along with a dozen most profitable titles on PCs, consoles and mobile devices. According to the organization, last month consumers around the globe spent a total of $8.9 billion on digital entertainment (two percent more than in August 2018). The lion's share of this sum, as much as 62 percent, was generated on mobile platforms, which is a five percent increase compared to the same period last year.

Pokemon GO, released in 2016, is back at the top of the mobile gaming league table of the highest revenue-generating mobile games. Despite the fact that there is very little talk about the game at the moment in the industry websites, the title had the best month since its launch in August. In 31 days, it generated $176 million. The August success of Pokemon GO was influenced by several factors. Developers are still expanding it with new elements, pokemon and events. Not without significance is also the holiday season and warm weather, which encouraged the players to take longer walks with their phones in their hands in search of pocket-sized creatures.

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PC in August was dominated by a nearly ten-year-old Korean free-to-play game Dungeon Fighter Online, combining the features of a two-dimensional beat 'em up and an MMO. League of Legends is right behind it. The most interesting seems to be the third place, which was taken by World of Warcraft, jumping a few positions up in comparison with June, this year. The increased interest in Blizzard's MMO is, of course, related to the start of classic game servers. It took place at the end of August, so the results of the title in September can be even better.

The statement of revenue generated by the console games shows the strength of the titles developed by Nintendo. They were the only ones on the list mainly because of the revenue generated by their direct digital sales and not because of microtransactions, as is the case with Apex Legends, Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 19 or Fortnite.

Below we present the list of games that generated the biggest revenue in digital distribution in August.

PC games

  1. 1. Dungeon Fighter Online
  2. 2. League of Legends
  3. 3. World of Warcraft
  4. 4. Fantasy Westward Journey Online II
  5. 5. Crossfire
  6. 6. Fortnite
  7. 7. World of Tanks
  8. 8. Dota 2
  9. 9. Hearthstone
  10. 10. Roblox.
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Dungeon Fighter Online

Console games

  1. 1. Fortnite
  2. 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  3. 3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. 4. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  5. 5. FIFA 19
  6. 6. Madden NFL 20
  7. 7. Super Mario Maker 2
  8. 8. NBA 2k19
  9. 9. Apex Legends
  10. 10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Fortnite

Mobile games

  1. 1. Pokemon GO
  2. 2. Honour of Kings
  3. 3. Fate/Grand Order
  4. 4. Last Shelter: Survival
  5. 5. Candy Crush Saga
  6. 6. Homespaces
  7. 7. Clash of Clans
  8. 8. Monster Strike
  9. 9. Mafia City
  10. 10. Lineage M
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Pokemon GO
  1. Pokemon GO - official website
Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO

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