Worldwide digital games market: July 2017

The worldwide digital video games market grew 16% year-over-year in July to $7.8B. The free-to-play MMO, mobile, and console segments showed the most growth this month, up 29%, 17%, and 21%, respectively. Premium PC grew to a lesser extent, 8% year-over-year, while pay-to-play MMO declines 2% and the social segment continues its decline, 6% year-over-year.

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  • Grand Theft Auto V continues to top the console segment top 10, riding the success of its most popular DLC, Gunrunning, released last month
  • PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battlegrounds is continuing its rapid growth, topping the PC top 10 chart again and pushing over 6M units through July.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered breaks into the console top 10 after having a standalone release on PS4 late in June and releasing late this month on XB1.

Console leads U.S. digital growth.  July’s year-over-year growth was underpinned by a 20% rise in console digital revenue and an 18% increase in free-to-play MMO revenue.

Pokemon GO enjoyed a summer bump with their anniversary event.
Pokemon GO had its strongest month of the year so far growing month-over-month. However, this is still down from the $150+ million generated last July when the game launched.

PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battlegrounds sold another 1.6 million digital units in July. The gaming video content darling continued its rise, with 4.9 million monthly active users in July.

Grand Theft Auto V stands strong for another month. Through its microtransactions model, GTA Online grew significantly year-over-year for the month of July across console and PC. It did not outperform its record-breaking numbers in June.

Roblox hits record high MAU on PC. Roblox continues its upward trajectory with a sequential-month gain in monthly active users. On the other hand, monthly revenue appears to have temporarily leveled off due to a slight drop in both conversion and ARPPU.

Mobile:

  1. Honour of Kings
  2. Fantasy Westward Journey
  3. Lineage M
  4. Dragon Chronicles
  5. Monster Strike
  6. Clash of Clans
  7. Pokemon GO
  8. Clash Royale
  9. Candy Crush Saga
  10. Ghost Story by Netease

PC:

  1. League of Legends
  2. Dungeon Fighter Online
  3. Fantasy Westward Journey Online II
  4. Crossfire
  5. World of Warcraft
  6. PlayerUnknown’s Battleground
  7. World of Tanks
  8. DOTA 2
  9. Overwatch
  10. ROBLOX

Console:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. FIFA 17
  3. Battlefield 1
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  5. Overwatch
  6. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  7. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  8. Injustice 2
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  10. NBA 2K17