Overwatch earned $269M in digital revenues across PC and console – SuperData

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 23 June 2016 21:07 GMT

Industry research firm SuperData has crunched the numbers on Overwatch, and as noted by the headline, it’s sold gangbusters.

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According to the latest digital market report from SuperData’s analysts, Blizzard’s Overwatch topped May’s digital revenue rankings with $269 million in earnings across all platforms. This helped push the PC market up by 8%.

The game was also the fifth most streamed title across live streaming channels

SuperData also provided figures for two other major May releases: Battleborn and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Gearbox’s online cooperative and competitive FPS with MOBA elements earned $18 million across PC and console, and Nathan Drake’s swan song earned Sony and Naughty Dog around $56 million.

In the US during May, Uncharted 4 was the best-selling console game, followed by Overwatch in third and Battleborn in fourth, according to NPD.

SuperData said Uncharted 4 sold almost six times more digital copies at launch than Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection.

For May, these were the top grossing PC DLC games by revenue:

  1. Overwatch
  2. DOOM
  3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  4. Dark Souls 3
  5. Minecraft

On console, these were the top grossing games by revenue

  1. Uncharted 4: Thief’s End
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  3. FIFA 16 Electronic Arts
  4. The Division
  5. Overwatch

The overall digital games market was up 11% year-over-year, earning $6 billion in May. Subscription-based gaming on PC fell below $200 million in total monthly earnings.

You can have a look at SuperData’s full report for May through here.

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