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SuperData April 2017: Smooth sailing for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Hearthstone

SuperData’s April worldwide digital video games market summary has arrived, and with it we get a glimpse into the top gaming studios. And only the tippy top.

Irritatingly, World of Warcraft has once again been split into east and west, contrary to every other game on the chart. SuperData had split the game for its January report, botched the entries in February and hastily repaired its graphic to rejoin the two, and for March, the WoWs were one from the get-go. Now they’re two again.

The upside for WoW is that its western branch pulled out ahead of World of Tanks in terms of revenue (Tanks was beating a combined WoW last month). Dungeon Fighter Online and New Westward Journey Online II have swapped positions, while the addition of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (and separated WoWs) has pushed Lineage I and Wildlands out of the top 10 entirely. Wildlands dropped down the console list as well; ARK Survival Evolved and Mass Effect Andromeda have dropped from the console chart altogether.

On the mobile side, Pokemon Go held steady, but Lineage 2 Revolution continues creeping upward.

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Superdata report shows Overwatch slipping, Hearthstone rebounding

Looking back at March’s digital sales, the industry was up 15% year-over-year from 2016, Superdata Research reports. Mobile was the largest area of growth, while PC revenues remained “relatively flat.”

The report noted that Blizzard is having a mixed spring. Overwatch was overtaken (see what we did there?) by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for the first time since its launch, while HearthStone rebounded from February by doubling its sales.

As to MMOs specifically, World of Warcraft, Dungeon Fighter Online, and Lineage I were joined by Chinese title New Westward Journey Online II in the top 10 of PC sales. Destiny continues to hang out on the console top 10, while Lineage 2 Revolution joined the rankings in the mobile category.

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The MOP Up: Overwatch gives smurfing a pass (April 16, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week we have stories and videos from Heroes EvolvedDungeon Fighter 2Splatoon 2OverwatchHeroes and GeneralsAionNeverwinterElswordGuild Wars 2CS:GO, and MU Online, all waiting for you after the break!

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SuperData February 2017: World of Tanks perks up, Hearthstone is sinking

Happy SuperData day! That’s the monthly holiday when we pore over the market analysis report, freak out over something doing well, freak over something doing poorly, and then fight over definitions, the evils of trusting paywalled science, and why more MMOs aren’t on the current list. This round, there’s lots to bicker over — but also some bits to celebrate in the February 2017 charts of top-grossing game titles.

On PC, while League of Legends, Crossfire, and Dungeon Fighter Online continue their top-three dominance, the rest of the roster has seen a bit of a shake-up, as Overwatch has fallen from #4 to #6 and World of Tanks has pushed past it as well as World of Warcraft. WoW’s status is a tad confusing; last month, SuperData began reporting Western and Eastern WoW separately, even though it does not appear to be doing that for any other game. This month, it’s omitted the West/East tags but still has two entries for WoW, so we’re left to assume to top one is still West as it was last month.

On console, ARK: Survival Evolved has fallen from its #4 spot to #6. As always, we point out that ARK: Survival Evolved has yet to formally launch, and it’s absurd that it’s on this list at all, but fools and their money and all that.

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Dungeon Fighter Online brings out male mages for its second anniversary

Believe it or not, one of the most popular MMORPGs in the world right now is actually Dungeon Fighter Online. The anime title boasts a strong following on Reddit and has been high up in the charts for monthly digital sales. You may not be playing it, but chances are that someone you know is.

DFO is also a relatively young game, having just hit its second anniversary in its current incarnation. The devs and community are celebrating the birthday as new male mages join the game’s playable lineup.

Players seem pretty psyched about DFO’s birthday, sending in congratulatory videos to the dev team about this occasion. Check out how the community is celebrating after the break!

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ARK: Survival Evolved rockets up Superdata’s January revenue rankings

The latest Superdata Research report is in for the month of January 2017, and in addition to an increase of 9.8% of digital game sales, several online titles are sitting comfortably in the top 10.

One notable entry is the rise of ARK: Survival Evolved in the console chart to the number four spot. “Launching on PS4 in December, the game is an unusual standout on the AAA-publisher-heavy top 10 console list,” the report noted. “In January, the game continued a rise as it becomes popular on the latest generation of platforms and took the number 4 slot, ahead of titles like Battlefield 1.”

League of Legends, Dungeon Fighter Online, Overwatch, Lineage, Destiny, and Pokemon Go all made expected showings. World of Warcraft is also on the list, but twice, as the game’s sales are being split between “west” and “east.” That seem a little unfair to anyone else? You can check out the full chart after the break.

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SuperData: Pokemon Go sinks during record-setting December sales season

The analysts at SuperData have released to the public part of a report on December 2016’s gaming industry today, calling December a “weak month for retail software sales in the United States” following its “worst December in two decades,” though console revenue was booming with a “record sales quarter.”

Over on the PC side, the top-grossing games list hasn’t changed much since November. League of Legends, Crossfire, Dungeon Fighter Online, and World of Warcraft still sit in the top four slots; while the bottom has reshuffled, with CS:GO and Overwatch bumping up a bit, it’s still the same ol’ games.

On the mobile list, however, Pokemon Go has fallen from the top slot to #4 (it’s cold out there!). Collectible card games are continuing to make piles of money off us, too.

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The MOP Up: No Man’s Sky gets shielded (January 22, 2017)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week, No Man’s Sky made the jump to the Nvidia Shield, giving players a new way to experience this space sim. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from NeverwinterTrove, and more, all waiting for you after the break!

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It’s complete Pandemonium at Dungeon Fighter Online

Pandemonium is about to hit Dungeon Fighter Online — and that’s a good thing.

This is the name of its first major update of the year, which is scheduled to arrive on January 17th. Pandemonium will raise the level cap to 90, add the “grim and wrecked” Metro Center to the game, toss in new gear, and present a storyline in which players can choose to fight for or against the entity known as Luke. DFO is also preparing some sort of celebration event to coincide with the patch launch, although it is keeping details on this hush-hush.

Get pumped up for the patch with the animated trailer below!

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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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Dungeon Fighter Online debuts streamlined seasonal server

Sometimes it is simply refreshing when an MMO has fun with its server rulesets to experiment with a different approach. If you’re on board with such experiments, then head on over to Dungeon Fighter Online, which today opened up a new seasonal server that will run through January 3rd, 2017.

This Master’s Realm server, as it’s being called, has stripped out questing along with “complicated parts of the game” to allow participants to focus on fighting and dungeon farming. Players will enjoy starting at level 17, faster leveling overall, more drops, and special buffs during the event. The server is also using “enhanced” monsters and some changes to its combat mechanics.

Following the conclusion of this seasonal server’s run, all characters will be transferred onto normal shards.

Source: Dungeon Fighter Online. Thanks Colton!

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Dungeon Fighter Online’s balancing patch adds new class awakenings

Dungeon Fighter Online’s western edition has been patched up heartily this week with part one of what Neople is calling New Balance. The update introduces unique time-and-space-themed awakenings for the Creator and Dark Knight classes, along with updates for several dungeons and the eponymous rebalance for all of existing classes.

And hey, if you like free stuff, make sure you log in to pick up your freebie nine-part gear set. The patch trailer’s below!

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Dungeon Fighter Online welcomes the Demonic Lancer

What’s cooler than a Demon Hunter? How about a Demonic Lancer?

The newest class in Dungeon Fighter Online also boasts the longest reach out of any melee class, thanks to its massive lance. Demonic Lancers were trained in gladiator pits and live a tortured existence thanks to their sinister weapons: “The Demonic Lancers suffered greatly as every victory against their own meant absorbing the power of the demonic lance of the fallen into themselves.”

Dungeon Fighter Online is hosting a leveling event to encourage players to give the new class a try. The game also is giving away a free random pet to anyone who logs in between August 27th and 28th, so make sure to put that down on your calendar.

Get a story preview of the Demonic Lancer in a short animated video after the break.

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