August 2016 Digital Sales Report: No Man’s Sky Generated $78 Million

In SuperData’s worldwide digital games market report for August 2016, they reveal that No Man’s Sky generated $78 million in its first month across PlayStation 4 and PC, finishing in 2nd on console and 6th on PC. We don’t know how much the PS4 version of No Man’s Sky earned at retail last month, but it did finish in 2nd in the United States.

Overall, the worldwide digital games market earned $6.1 billion, up 11% year-on-year, thanks to successful new releases on all platforms. By category, digital console revenue was up 16% to $399 million, premium PC was up 21% to $401 million, free-to-play MMO was up 8% to $1.41 billion, and mobile was up 16% to $3.04 billion, with Pokemon Go highlighted as a major factor.

Here’s the top ten grossing console games by worldwide revenue for August 2016 (August 1 to 30), according to SuperData:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  2. No Man’s Sky
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. FIFA 16
  5. Madden NFL 17
  6. The Division
  7. Overwatch
  8. Star Wars Battlefront
  9. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  10. Fallout 4

Are you surprised by how much No Man’s Sky made in its first month?

[Source: SuperData]