According to the analytic company Superdata, in February of this year, despite a deep drop in spending on console games, revenue continues to grow in the “figure”. In this segment, compared with the same period last year, there was a 4% increase, and total revenue amounted to 9.2 billion US dollars.
Revenues from mobile games grew by 16%, which somewhat offset the decrease in gamers spending on PCs (-6%) and consoles (-22%). Superdata has linked console revenue reduction to a small number of AAA releases. For example, in February 2019, the launch Apex legends and Anthem.
Below are the top ten leaders in digital revenue for PCs, consoles and mobile devices:
In addition to success Call of Duty: Modern Warfarewhich is now associated breaking records shareware royal battle Warzone, excellent results showed unfading team shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Valve, having released a new update in November 2019 with a combat pass and cosmetic skins for the characters, continues to support its shareware project. Last month was one of the most successful periods for the creators of CS: GO for the eight-year existence of the game – the number of monthly active players exceeded 24 million.
Superdata has not spared the theme of the raging in the world of the coronavirus COVID-19. According to experts, in February the outbreak of the deadly virus did not have a noticeable effect on the markets of North America and Europe, but in the future the situation is likely to change. For example, the company noted signs that Japanese gamers paid more attention to games last month than to any other activities.
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