SuperData has revealed that the worldwide digital video games market grew 9% year-over-year in May 2017 to $7.8 billion. Because of the launch of Overwatch last May, console dropped by 7% and premium PC dropped by 30% year-over-year. In the United States alone, gamers spent over $1 billion digitally across all platforms in May 2017, which is up from April 2017.
The biggest new release of May 2017 on console was Injustice 2, which sold nearly 500,000 copies digitally on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Zombies Chronicles DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 also launched in May, and Black Ops 3 actually beat Infinite Warfare in console digital revenue.
As for Overwatch, total digital revenues were down from May 2016, but Additional Content revenue was at an all-time high in May 2017, thanks to the anniversary event.
Here’s the top ten grossing console games in May 2017, ranked by worldwide digital revenue:
- FIFA 17
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Battlefield 1
- Injustice 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
- Ghost Recon Wildlands
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- NBA 2K17
- Rainbow Six Siege
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which might come to PS4, had a strong May and brought its lifetime digital sales to more than 2.5 million units, according to SuperData. Bluehole, Inc says PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has sold more than 4 million copies since its Early Access launch on March 23.