Superdata: No Man’s Sky flies once more as Fortnite begins to flag

first_imgSuperdata: No Man’s Sky flies once more as Fortnite begins to flagJuly digital games market report shows Epic’s battle royale nonetheless continues to drive growthRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterThursday 23rd August 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSuperData Research, Inc.Fortnite’s success may continue for some time to come, but in July the first evidence manifested of its unchecked growth flagging at last. Nonetheless, it continued to drive console digital game spending throughout the month according to SuperData’s monthly report.The report on the worldwide digital games market for July showed that overall, digital game spending was up 3% year-over-year at $8.2 billion, with Fornite driving the heaviest increases in console downloads. Premium PC once again looked lackluster comparatively, down 14% year-over-year.Despite its continued steady success, Fortnite did settle somewhat after months in a row of exponential growth. Fortnite revenue increased a mere 2% from last month in spite of the season 5 battle pass release during the reporting period.Overwatch, now solidly into its third year, is still growing its community with an increase in monthly active users thanks to a free-to-play weekend and continued updates, but its additional content sales are still on the decline both year-over-year and since last month.Most surprising was the return of No Man’s Sky, which had its best month since its launch in August of 2016. Superdata estimates the game brought in $24 million across PC, PS4, and its new launch on Xbox One, with over two million active players–ten times as many as it had last month.Overall mobile rankings barely moved from June to July, with the only change being Fate/Grand Order’s edge up over Monster Strike into 7th place.PC:Dungeon Fighter OnlineLeague of LegendsCrossfireFantasy Westward Journey Online IIFortnite: Battle RoyalePlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsWorld of WarcraftWorld of TanksCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveDOTA 2Console:Fortnite: Battle RoyaleFIFA 18Grand Theft Auto VCall of Duty: WWIITom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: SiegeNo Man’s SkyThe Crew 2Far Cry 5Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: WildlandsNBA 2K18Mobile:Honour of KingsQQ SpeedPokemon GoKnives OutFantasy Westward JourneyClash RoyaleFate/Grand OrderMonster StrikeCandy Crush SagaClash of ClansCelebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNielsen to close down SuperDataGames insights will be rolled into Nielsen Sports’ products and servicesBy Marie Dealessandri A month agoJanuary digital games spending reaches $11.6bnSuperdata reports a 15% rise in revenue year-on-year worldwide, with the PC space particularly growingBy Marie Dealessandri 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img

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