Even when you don’t include free-to-play games, the digital market for paid PC games has had a solid year, with Overwatch in the lead.
SuperData Research has published a new report that takes a look at overall spending on digital games across the different markets, for PC, consoles, and mobile.
Unsurprisingly, Overwatch generated a massive share of revenue on PC. We’re talking about the premium, paid PC market here, not including free-to-play, which would definitely change up the picture.
Overwatch overtook titans like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Minecraft, generating $585.6 million in revenue. This amounts to over 10 percent of the entire premium PC market, worth $5.4 billion.
In terms of regions, Europe had the lion share of the market, generating $2.7 billion, followed by North America with $1.8 billion.
It’s also worth noting that Overwatch is the most recent release out of all games on the list. Meaning it had the shortest time to reach top-grossing status, which is very impressive. That said, the game failed to break the top 5 most grossing console games.
Here’s the top 5 paid PC games based on revenue:
- Overwatch – $585.6M
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – $257.2M
- Guild Wars 2 – $91.0M
- Minecraft – $88.7M
- Fallout 4 – $74.9M