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SuperData: Horizon Zero Dawn almost matches the success of The Witcher 3, and Fortnite continues to suffer




Analyst agency SuperData has released a report on gaming industry revenue for August 2020.


Digital games sales last month totaled $ 10.8 billion, up 16% from a year earlier. The most profitable platform was consoles, followed by PCs, and the top three were mobile platforms.

Platform profitability growth rates:

  • Consoles – by 88%.
  • PC – by 15%.
  • Mobile devices – by 3%.

In just the first eight months of 2020, the “digital” earned $ 82.8 billion. The sharp jump came in March, when the whole world went into quarantine. At the same time, the profitability of each platform grew.


Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout made an unexpected statement about itself, raising $ 185 million at the launch. This is the best game launcher since Overwatch in 2016. PlayStation 4 gamers got the Fall Guys for free on PS Plus, but 8.2 million PC users gave their hard-earned money.

Horizon Zero Dawn’s launch was also a success. The game has sold 716 thousand copies, almost repeating the success PC versions The Witcher 3 at launch. In addition, the result surpassed Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Death Stranding.
Fortnite, in turn, continues to suffer from Epic Games’ war with Google and Apple, losing 62% of mobile revenue. At the same time, console and PC revenue rose to 76%. The jump came in August when Epics launched a new season with Marvel heroes.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile also performed well, ranking as the eighth most profitable mobile game before the ban in India.


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