SuperData Digital Sales March 2017: Ghost Recon Wildlands Tops Sales Charts; Market Increases 7% Year-on-Year
Recently, tracking firm SuperData released its monthly worldwide digital sales charts for the month of March, revealing Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands was the top-seller digitally on consoles for the month, just like it was on the recent NPD charts.
Overall the worldwide digital video games market grew 7 percent in March compared to the same time last year, and hit a new high of $8 billion USD. Meanwhile, the mobile segment of the digital market continued its upward trend, growing 13% year-over-year. On the other hand, PC numbers were relatively flat for the month.
More specifically in the US, digital revenue grew by by 15% in March across all platforms. Total U.S. digital revenue came in at $1.46 billion for the month, which is up from $1.27 billion in the same month last year.
Notably, for the first time ever Overwatch generated less total revenue than Counter Strike: Global Offensive on PC since its launch. Meanwhile, Mass Effect: Andromeda’s digital revenues only increased by mid-single-digit percentages against 2012’s Mass Effect 3, despite substantial growth in digital sales since then. Further, Mass Effect: Andromeda on PC sold less than the 349,000 PC digital units Mass Effect 3 sold in its launch month. On the mobile side of things, Hearthstone mobile March revenue doubled what it was in February on the back of strong pre-sales of the upcoming expansion.
Console chart-topper Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands sold over a million digital copies at launch, with over 800,000 digital units on console and 400,000 units on PC for the month.
Elsewhere on the console charts, Call of Duty comes in with two games, which is quite an impressive feat, but neither could overcome its space rival Battlefield 1. Meanwhile PS4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn had a good showing, coming in at number four. Other new release of the month, Mass Effect: Andromeda, squeaked on at number nine.
Below, you can check out the Top Ten Grossing Titles divided up by console, mobile, and PC for the month.