Genshin Impact defeated incl. FIFA 21 and Watch Dogs: Legion – digital distribution in October.

RESULTS OF DIGITAL SALES IN OCTOBER:

  • Watch Dogs: Legion – 1.9 million copies,
  • FIFA 21 – 1.5 million copies,
  • Star Wars: Squadrons – 1.1 million copies,
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – 402 K copies.

SuperData analytical group published a report summarizing the results of the digital gaming market for the last month. Thanks to this, we learned that the best earning production in October was Genshin Impact. The project debuted on September 28 on PC, PlayStation 4 and devices with iOS and Android systems. Impressive performance and typical console gameplay mechanisms have attracted many people who usually ignore mobile titles with a similar business model.

Genshin Impact defeated incl.  FIFA 21 and Watch Dogs: Legion – digital distribution in October

Sale of the game FIFA 21 in digital distribution in the month of the premiere amounted to 1.5 million copies. In the case of last year’s edition, it was 1.2 million. However, analysts emphasize that the results of both productions cannot be easily compared. FIFA 20 was released on September 27, 2019, so it had only a few days to work out its sales, during the game this year’s edition had to reach its 1.5 million copies in three weeks of October.

It did just fine Watch Dogs: Legion. The game debuted on October 29 and found 1.9 million buyers in digital distribution in the first three days. This is a record for this brand. Watch Dogs 2 took two weeks to achieve sales of 431,000. copies. Interestingly, analysts believe that one of the reasons for the success of the latest installment of the series were promotions that allowed you to get the second part for free, which familiarized many new customers with the series.

Genshin Impact defeated incl.  FIFA 21 and Watch Dogs: Legion – digital distribution in October

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time found 402,000 for four weeks in October. buyers in digital distribution. This is a worse result than Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (520,000 copies in one day) and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (552,000 copies in ten days), but the revenues were higher, as the latest part of the series debuted for $ 59.99, while the remakes mentioned were available in on release day, buy for $ 39.99.

It made a successful debut Star Wars: Squadrons. In the month of the premiere, 1.1 million digital copies of this production were sold. This result is better than that of Star Wars: Battlefront II (1 million copies), but worse than that achieved by Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2.9 million copies).

Genshin Impact defeated incl.  FIFA 21 and Watch Dogs: Legion – digital distribution in October

It is worth adding that for the first time SuperData published data on the results of subscription services providing access to game libraries. Total revenues from subscriptions to Xbox Game Pass, EA Play and PlayStation Now were to be 142% higher than in October 2019. Microsoft’s offering was responsible for most of this growth.

In total, digital distribution revenues in October 2020 amounted to USD 10.6 billion, which is 14% more than in the corresponding month of 2019. The mobile market increased by 15%, PC by 10%, and console by 18%.

Genshin Impact defeated incl.  FIFA 21 and Watch Dogs: Legion – digital distribution in October
  • SuperData – official website
  • Genshin Impact is a sign that the new generation may belong to China
  • Genshin Impact Game Guide
  • Top-earning digital games in October 2020

    PC games

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    Game:

    1.

    Genshin Impact defeated incl.  FIFA 21 and Watch Dogs: Legion – digital distribution in October

    League of Legends

    2.

    Crossfire

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    3.

    Fantasy Westward Journey Online II

    4.

    Dungeon Fighter Online

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    5.

    World of Warcraft

    6.

    Genshin Impact defeated incl.  FIFA 21 and Watch Dogs: Legion – digital distribution in October

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

    7.

    Roblox

    8.

    Crusader Kings III

    9.

    Fortnite

    10.

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    Valorant

    Console games

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    Game:

    1.

    Genshin Impact defeated incl.  FIFA 21 and Watch Dogs: Legion – digital distribution in October

    NBA 2K21

    2.

    FIFA 21

    3.

    Watch Dogs: Legion

    4.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

    5.

    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

    6.

    Marvel’s Avengers

    7.

    Fortnite

    8.

    Madden NFL 21

    9.

    Genshin Impact

    10.

    Grand Theft Auto V

    Mobile games

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    Game:

    1.

    Pokemon GO

    2.

    Genshin Impact

    3.

    Garena Free Fire

    4.

    Roblox

    5.

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

    6.

    AFK Arena

    7.

    Candy Crush Saga

    8.

    Coin Master

    9.

    Gardenscapes

    10.

    Honor of Kings / Arena of Valor