Top Digital PlayStation Games Generate Twice the Revenue of Xbox Games
Sales data from January's shows that PlayStation versions of top 10 best-selling digital games are nearly twice as popular as their Xbox counterparts.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 has had a strong start in 2015 and impressive sales numbers overall. But while the Xbox One picked up during the tail end of 2014, data from research company SuperDataResearch shows that the PS4 is still coming out on top in terms of digital game sales.
Looking at digital sales for the top 10 best-selling games of January (listed below) the PS4 and PS3 accounted for 43% and 20% respectively of total purchases. By comparison, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles totaled just 37% altogether.
It's worth pointing out, again, that the data doesn't take into account all digital sales data, only the top 10 games. Data for PC, Nintendo consoles, and mobile was not included in this study.
According to SuperData, the top 10 digital games for January 2015 were:
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Dying Light
- Battlefield 4
- Resident Evil HD: Remastered
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- Madden NFL 15
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
That contrasts with physical retail data from the NPD for January 2015 where Dying Light came out as the number one game. Collectively, digital game sales accounted for $133 million in revenue according to SuperData. These figures were pulled from from spending data for 37 million customers and include both full game downloads and DLC. Physical retail games according to the NPD generated $235 million.
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