In their worldwide digital sales report for January 2016, SuperData revealed that total sales were up 8% compared to last year, finishing at $6.3 billion. For a breakdown, digital PC was up 33% year-over-year and digital console was up 30% “as players on these platforms shift to purchasing full games digitally.”
After finishing in 5th for all of 2015, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was the #1 digital console game of January 2016. In second place was FIFA 16, with 88% of its revenue from add-on content – more than any other title in the top five.
Here’s the top grossing console games by revenue in January 2016:
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
- FIFA 16
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Fallout 4
Looking at the PC category, Rise of the Tomb Raider “sold almost three times as many units on PC than it did on [Xbox] during its first month,” debuting in 4th overall.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is expected to release on PlayStation 4 this holiday season.