Top 10 Highest-Grossing Console and PC Digital Games for September 2016
Rise of Iron helped Destiny rise to the top.
Research firm Superdata today published its report for September 2016 digital game revenue, revealing which games brought in the most money on console, PC, and mobile.
Destiny was the top-grossing console game, fueled by the launch of Rise of Iron. FIFA 17, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Grand Theft Auto V, and NBA 2K17 rounded out the top five. According to Superdata, Destiny pulled in $59.1 million from digital sales during September, up significantly from $7.2 million in August. The console market accounted for $493 million worldwide during September, Superdata said. "Franchises like Destiny and Call of Duty can not only charge a premium upfront price, but continue to take the lion's share of console spending for months or even years," the firm reported.
On PC, powerhouse MOBA League of Legends took the top spot, followed by World of Warcraft, Crossfire, Dungeon Fighter Online, and Overwatch. There were no big surprises for the mobile side, either, as Pokemon Go led the way. Other top-earning mobile games for September 2016 included Monster Strike, Clash Royale, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age. Check out the chart above to see a full breakdown of Superdata's top 10 charts for console, PC, and mobile.
Overall, digital game revenue jumped 5 percent year-over-year to $6.2 billion, Superdata reported. Go to Superdata's blog to see a full breakdown of September 2016's digital games revenue.
Superdata's report follows one from the NPD Group that confirmed that NBA 2K17 was the best-selling game in the United States for the month in terms of physical and digital sales. Check out the full list of the top 10 best-selling games in the US for September 2016 here.