Worldwide digital games market: April 2018

Worldwide digital spending grew 23% in April. Consumers spent $9.09 billion on digital games across Console, PC and Mobile in April, up from $7.42 billion in the prior year. The biggest growth drivers came from Console spend and Mobile. This more than offset relatively flat growth rates on Premium PC, Pay-to-Play PC, Free-to-Play PC and Social.

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  • Fortnite can’t be stoppedonce again it broke the record for most additional content revenue in a single month by a console game.
  • Console spend was up a whopping 44% in April due to the record-breaking success of both Fortnite and God of War
  • God of War shattered sales records and became the fastest-selling PS4-exclusive game of all-time

Fortnite breaks another record. Epic’s Battle Royale shooter made $296 million in April across Console, PC and Mobile, up from $223 million in March.

Grand Theft Auto V is finally showing its age. GTA V Online revenue declined 9% year-over-year, ending an impressive streak of 12 consecutive months with year-over-year growth. GTA V Online has declined sequentially every month since the start of the year, likely in part due to the continued rise of Fortnite as well as a dearth of significant content updates from Rockstar.

God of War has the largest console exclusive digital launch to date. Sony’s new exclusive title sold an estimated 2.1 million digital units at launch in April. This is more than double that of the second-largest Sony exclusive launch, Uncharted 4.

Honour of Kings hits a new high. Honour of Kings further cemented itself as the top grossing mobile title in the world with another $185 million in revenue generated during April, up from $171 million in March and $149 million last April.