Worldwide digital games market: June 2018

Worldwide digital spending increases 15% in June. Consumers spent an estimated $9.1 billion digitally across all platforms, compared to $7.9 billion last June. Both Mobile and Console revenue increased 23% year-over-year, while Premium PC and Social revenue declined slightly.

 

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  • Call of Duty: WWII lags behind Black Ops III
  • Steam’s sale provides PUBG with a massive boost. The number of units sold was second only to its peak month in October 2017.
  • Almost a million players purchase the latest Sims 4 expansion, proving the nearly four-year-old game is still going strong.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds gets huge bump from Steam sale. PUBG sold 4.7 million units on PC in June, up significantly from May and only second to its peak month in October 2017. Growth was underpinned by a reduced price point of $19.99 on Steam.

The Crew 2 sells 700,000 digital units across Console and PC at launch. The Crew 2 fell far short of Far Cry 5‘s impressive launch earlier this year but digital sales eclipsed those of the original The Crew due to the shift away from physical sales.

The Sims 4 is still going as strong as ever. We estimate that over 800,000 PC players purchased the new “Seasons” expansion for The Sims 4 in June, making it the game’s second-most successful expansion after November’s “Cats and Dogs”. This is especially impressive considering The Sims 4 is approaching its fourth year.

Call of Duty: WWII trajectory outpaces Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare but lags Call of Duty: Black Ops III. WWII’s additional content revenue was up significantly compared to IW’s last year due to a new DLC release, but it still could not match BOIII’s “Zombies” DLC sales last June, despite BOIII being in its second year at the time.