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News video games 24 May 2020, 17:13

author: Adrian Werner

Record April For Digital Distribution and GTA Online

Last month turned out to be a record month for microtransactions in Grand Theft Auto Online and for the entire digital market. We also learned the sales results of such games as Final Fantasy VII Remake, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered or Resident Evil 3 in electronic distribution.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered did an excellent job.

The SuperData analytics group has published a report summarizing the sales results of digital distribution on the global video games market for April, this year. This category, which includes not only the sales of the games themselves, but also microtransactions and subscriptions, brought $10.5 billion, 17% more than in the fourth month of 2019.

This is the best April result ever. The coronavirus restrictions played a big role in this, making people spend more time at home, playing video games. The biggest increase (as much as 42% compared to the fourth month of 2019) in revenue was recorded by the console segment. In the case of PC games, the increase was 12%, and mobile games - 14%.

In April, the biggest bestseller in digital distribution was Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Final Fantasy VII Remake, which was digitally purchased 2.2 million times, also performed well, breaking PlayStation Store's sales record set by Marvel's Spider-Man in September 2018.

Another remake, in the form of Resident Evil 3, which in April found 1.3 million buyers in electronic distribution, was also a success. The results of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered with 3.4 million digitally sold copies look even better.

In April, League of Legends achieved its highest revenue since February 2017. It was also the best month ever for Grand Theft Auto Online in terms of microtransactions. Analysts expect May to be another very good month for this game, thanks to a promotion in Epic Games Store, which enables many users to get the full version of GTA 5 for free.

The SuperData company has also traditionally released lists of games, which in April generated the highest revenue in digital distribution.

Best Earning Games in April

PC games

#

Game:

1.

League of Legends

2.

Dungeon Fighter Online

3.

Crossfire

4.

Fantasy Westward Journey Online II

5.

Doom Eternal

6.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

7.

Fortnite

8.

World of Warcraft

9.

Roblox

10.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Console games

#

Game:

1.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

2.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

3.

FIFA 20

4.

Grand Theft Auto V

5.

NBA 2K20

6.

Doom Eternal

7.

Fortnite

8.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered

9.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

10.

Resident Evil 3

Mobile games

#

Game:

1.

Peacekeeper Elite (special Chinese edition of PUBG Mobile, also known as Game for Peace)

2.

Honour of Kings/Arena of Valor

3.

Gardenscapes

4.

Candy Crush Saga

5.

Last Shelter: Survival

6.

Roblox

7.

Coin Master

8.

PUBG Mobile

9.

Monster Strike

10.

AFK Arena

  1. SuperData - official website
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