Research firm SuperData recently released its monthly report on the global digital games market for May 2019, revealing a four percent year-on-year decline across all platforms.
While Fortnite was the most important generator of spending in May on consoles, the game’s income continues to say no. Compared to May final 12 months, Fortnite’s income dropped by 38%, all the way down to $203 throughout all three platforms.
Surprisingly, while PUBG didn’t chart on either PC or console, the game continues to sell well. SuperData estimates around 4.7 million units have been sold so far this year. Unlike Fortnite and Apex Legends, PUBG is a paid, $30 title, so continued sales is a good sign that players are interested.
Elsewhere, FIFA Ultimate Team revenue also declined year-on-year but Sega had a successful month with the launch of Total War: Three Kingdoms on PC, which sold more than one million units at launch and generated $62 million in revenue.
May 2019’s top ten digital titles on consoles are as follows:
- FIFA 19
- Mortal Kombat 11
- NBA 2K19
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
- Devil May Cry 5
- MLB The Show 19
- Days Gone
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
- Grand Theft Auto V