SuperData reported record gaming industry earnings in 2019

In 2019, games earned $ 120.1 billion. This is more than in any of the previous years. Compared to 2018, the gaming and interactive media industry grew by 4%. This information appeared in the new annual report of the research company. Superdata.

In the segment of digital games, the largest profit in the amount of 64.4 billion US dollars came from mobile projects. Next came personal computers with a figure of 29.6 billion US dollars, followed by consoles with 15.4 billion US dollars.

Let’s add here 6.5 billion US dollars generated by game video content through services Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and Facebookas well as 6.3 billion US dollars from Xr-segment, which includes augmented, mixed and virtual reality.

More insightful mathematicians may argue that the amount (US $ 122.2 billion) exceeds the reported total from the SuperData report, but company analysts emphasize that total revenue is lower due to the fact that some revenue indicators are presented in several categories at once. For example, Pokémon go It is taken into account both for the mobile games segment and for XR.

Free-to-play projects still occupy a leading position in the market. They account for four out of every five generated US dollars of profit. 74% of all shareware revenue comes from mobile devices, in part due to the ever-growing popularity of games candy Crush Saga and Honor of kings.

If we take the market for digital games in general (PCs, consoles and mobile devices), then f2pprojects last year brought creators 80% of all segment revenues.

Meanwhile, in the premium games market, revenue fell 5% to $ 18.9 billion.

For the second year in a row, they managed to earn the royal battle most Fortnite. She brought the creators of 1.8 billion US dollars. The largest premium game has become FIFA 19 with revenue of $ 786 million.

Top 10 most profitable premium titles in digital stores

  1. FIFA 19 – 786 million dollars
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 645 million dollars
  3. Grand theft auto v – 595 million dollars
  4. FIFA 20 – 504 million dollars
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – 487 million dollars
  6. NBA 2K19 – 370 million dollars
  7. The division 2 – 370 million dollars
  8. Rainbow six siege – 358 million dollars
  9. Borderlands 3 – 329 million dollars
  10. The sims 4 – 311 million dollars

Top Ten Most Profitable F2P Titles in Digital Stores

  1. Fortnite – $ 1.8 billion
  2. Dungeon fighter online – $ 1.6 billion
  3. Honor of kings – $ 1.6 billion
  4. League of Legends – 1.5 billion dollars
  5. candy Crush Saga – 1.5 billion dollars
  6. Pokémon go – $ 1.4 billion
  7. Crossfire – $ 1.4 billion
  8. Fate / grand order – $ 1.2 billion
  9. Game for peace – $ 1.2 billion
  10. Last Shelter: Survival – 1.1 billion dollars

SuperData predicts that in 2023 revenue from digital games and interactive media will grow by the same 4% to a value of $ 124.8 billion.

Upcoming next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony will be another impetus for the gaming market, and premium releases of the first half of next year, among which Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us: Part IImost likely they will bring the segment to record levels with revenue of 19.8 billion US dollars.

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