League of Legends, Dungeon Fighter Online top digital sales charts for November

The latest edition of Superdata's digital games market research is out for November 2016, and while there are no great surprises here, it's always interesting to see which titles cling to the top 10 in PC sales.

League of Legends, Dungeon Fighter Online, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and World of Tanks occupy half of the PC chart, while Destiny hangs on the number 10 spot for console sales. The report said that on all platforms (PC, mobile, and console) there was year-over-year growth.

The report also said that Valve is taking a bold strategy to promote its VR headset: "Valve wants to democratize the process with a new SteamVR licensing model [...] Valve wants to support the development of 3rd party VR cybercafés carrying Vive hardware with formal licensing agreements. If successful, the move has the potential to extend HTC Vive’s 2016 sales lead over Oculus into 2017."

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Armsbend
Armsbend

@nosz I choose...hmmmm...that dick bone in the corner.

SallyBowls1
SallyBowls1

Hmm. It is quite the change to switch from the Turbine "why are they on those silly mobile games" comments to the "Clash of Clans and Clash Royal earned a combined $210 million in November" article.


I don't console, but based upon pre-launch comments elsewhere, I am somewhat surprised that CoD > BF1.

Armsbend
Armsbend

@SallyBowls1 you mixed up your greater than sign.  That is pretty huge for EA - especially seeing how they choose WW1.  The ad campaign was much more epic imo and I think they choose their spots better (more american key sports demo).


but you are right.


I'm itching to play.  I just got my first (of hopefully many) christmas windfalls to upgrade my pc into beastmode in january.  its the game I really want to play at the highest end.

Damonvile
Damonvile

@SallyBowls1 In the same way we said why are all these developers making wow clones 8 years ago and look how that turned out for them?

There's a long history of game makers chasing " that game that makes all the money " and failing miserably to copy their success. I don't think it's being naive to question an mmo maker doing so now.



SallyBowls1
SallyBowls1

@Damonvile @SallyBowls1 I don't understand the  WoW clone comment. In the last 8 years, making a Western WoW clone has not been a great idea, but hasn't it  been a better idea than making a non-WoW clone? 

BryanCo
BryanCo

@SallyBowls1  "I don't console."

You stop right there. There shall be no making 'console' into a verb.

SteveFury
SteveFury

Im kinda surprised Dungeon Fighter is up there. Good for them!

Kwasimoto
Kwasimoto

@SteveFury Neople is by far my favorite Korean developer. The fact that they self-publish in North America says a lot about their confidence in the game. It's a solid fucking game. My only complaint is that the new graphics look too clean.

Kwasimoto
Kwasimoto

@MetaDune @Kwasimoto @SteveFury It's a free-to-play 2D Brawler that has a well-refined art style, high-production quality content, regular updates, reliable communication between devs and players, wide variety of character customization, well-balanced progression, and a population large enough to attract curious new players.

Armsbend
Armsbend

@MetaDune @Kwasimoto @SteveFury The potato factor is the main thing going for it.  I put a month in I wish I could get back.  At first it's kind of neat but then you spend more time wrestling with your inventory than anything else.  It's like Marvel Heroes in that sense - just trying to fill your inventory with useless loot pinatas.


Some of the music is kind of fun.  And like we said, if you have a pc that can't really run anything else - this is an option.  It's built for the third world.

Damonvile
Damonvile

I'm surprised to see CS go over GTA v on pc. They're both always in the top 10 on steam but gta is $60-70 vrs cs go $15 



and....ouch


 Free-to-play MMO had a smaller growth-rate of 3% due to increasing saturation between major titles. 

Pay-to-play MMO contracted by 22%

Greaterdivinity
Greaterdivinity

@Damonvile Lockboxes and skins, man. CS:GO box hasn't been responsible for that much revenue for a while, it's all the gun (and now glove) skins and shit that's driven the majority of revenue. That community is massive, hence the existence of a huge group of channels dedicated to streaming people just opening up lockboxes alone (and the gambling controversy that ensued).

sray155
sray155

Given we know that Superdata classifies SWTOR and TERA as pay 2 play, and both appear to be in downward trends at the moment, it's possible for those two to be dragging the average down further (not saying it isn't actually down, but when two of the big dogs are down is affects the overall numbers much more).

(Yes, this is anecdotal conjecture of the two being in a downward trend, but given the fire that seems to have been lit under the asses of the BioWare guys to appear like they're adressing problems there's reason to believe that is the case at least for SWTOR)

Damonvile
Damonvile

@Greaterdivinity @Damonvile I assumed digital game sales was actual digital box sales not including cash shop purchases....buuut, that wouldn't explain how LOL is number one, so you're right it must include everything they make off the game.

Celestial
Celestial

Four months later, and Superdata's data is still faulty.  Line of Defense is still clearly the #1 PC and console game, driving that year-over-year growth.

Qarran
Qarran

@Celestial Lol!  Well done. Indeed, in some circles LoD is the best game ever produced.  I think it is a circle of one, you know the one.