May 28-2016
Digital videogame sales soar up by 5 per cent to conclude at $6.2 billion in April: SuperData report

The research company, SuperData has recently released their April 2016 report on the position of digital videogame sales. As seen, the sales went up by 5 per cent than April 2015. The mobile and console games’ performance cooled off a bit compared to last month by an average of $100 million, it still managed to have a rise of 23 per cent than last year’s April figures and even the number of audience rose by 15 per cent PC games soared high on the list, contributing to $2.9 billion of the overall sales.

Social gaming saw a dip of 10 per cent although SuperData reports that consumers moving from desktops to mobile gaming is the potential cause.

But there is one player who has been pretty much a winner this month, its Supercell and their ‘Clash’ games. Both Clash of Clans and Clash Royale earned over $100 million each. Though, the revenue of Clash Of Clans dipped to $4 million from $5 million per day. This puts the two games in the chart right after Mixi’s Monster Strike, which holds the top spot in the category.

'Clash' games

Mobile revenue dipped by six per cent from the previous month to an average of $2.6 billion.

Interestingly, Bandai Namco’s Dark Souls III accumulated a fair $45 million from PC revenues itself, while the console version brought in $27 million making it the top ranked game in the PC charts, but failed to make it to number one in the console charts.

Here’s the full list of top selling games in accordance to the SuperData report:

Digital console
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
2. FIFA 16
3. Tom Clancy’s The Division
4. Grand Theft Auto V
5. Dark Souls III

1. Dark Souls III
2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
3. StarCraft II
4. Minecraft
5. Fallout 4

1. Monster Strike
2. Clash Royale
3. Clash of Clans
4. Game of War: Fire Age
5. Puzzle & Dragons

1. DoubleDown Casino
2. Slotomania
3. Candy Crush Saga
4. FarmVille 2
5. Jackpot Party Casino — Slots

Pay-to-play MMO
1. World of Warcraft
2. Lineage I
3. Star Wars: The Old Republic
4. TERA: Online
5. Blade & Soul

Free-to-play MMO
1. League of Legends
2. CrossFire
3. Dungeon Fighter Online
4. World of Tanks
5. Dota 2