Digital Games Revenue Decreased 6% YoY; Fortnite Dropped 48% Compared to December

Alessio Palumbo

SuperData released their monthly report on the digital games market last Friday, revealing that revenue decreased six percent year-over-year. The sharpest drop occurred on the PC platform, where revenue went down 29% compared to January 2018. Consoles also experienced a slight dip (3%), due to major franchises like FIFA and Call of Duty underperforming.

Fortnite, Epic's golden goose, improved year-over-year but dropped considerably by 48 percent compared to the revenue registered in December 2018. Red Dead Online also had a 14% drop compared to December 2018 and so far, it hasn't picked up the pace yet, though admittedly it is still in beta. Lastly, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive saw its revenue slump as well despite the increased player activity after switching to the free-to-play model (and launching a Battle Royale mode).

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Top Grossing Titles by Category (Worldwide, ranked by January 2019 earnings)


  1. Dungeon Fighter Online
  2. League of Legends
  3. Fantasy Westward Journey Online II
  4. Crossfire
  5. Fortnite
  6. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  7. World of Warcraft
  8. World of Tanks
  9. The Sims 4
  10. DOTA 2


  1. FIFA 19
  2. Fortnite
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. Madden NFL 19
  8. Red Dead Redemption 2
  9. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  10. FIFA 18


  1. Honour of Kings
  2. Pokémon GO
  3. Fate/Grand Order
  4. Candy Crush Saga
  5. Clash of Clans
  6. Brawl Stars
  7. Monster Strike
  8. Puzzle & Dragons
  9. Toon Blast
  10. Clash Royale

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