Hearthstone dominates digital CCG market with $20M monthly sales

    
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As the digital card game market continues to outpace its physical counterpart, Hearthstone is coming out on top as one of the dominant forces in the genre. A recent Superdata report found that the game is raking in around $20 million every month.

Expanding to include the smartphone market was one of Hearthstone’s strongest moves, as the card game’s revenue climbed 31% after making the jump to the platform. Superdata notes that Blizzard is recreating the circumstances with Hearthstone that made World of Warcraft a breakout hit: “Hearthstone managed to disrupt the category in the same way World of Warcraft transformed massively-multiplayer online games (MMOs). Blizzard’s first digital card game has deep mechanics, but it is more accessible and streamlined than long-running games like Magic: The Gathering.”

The site’s analysts predict that the global digital card market will grow 5% in revenue between now and 2018. You can check out a chart of Hearthstone’s revenue as tracked by platform after the break.

Source: Superdata via Polygon
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Midgetsnowman
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Skyewauker eLdritchMD You’d also have to be insane to think hearthstone will ever be the biggest card game ever when it doesnt even have any sort of card trading marketplace.

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Skyewauker Midgetsnowman No, I agree. But at the same time, if you handed trump a high end top level magic deck I’d expect him to be equally at a huge disadvantage against a pro tour magic player. My point is its hard to compare because while all good CCGs (hearthstone included) have depth, being good at one doesnt make you good at another. It does make it easier to become good though, since the basic concepts  of card value are all the same.

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eLdritchMD It’s awful even on PC, though : (
I was so hype to play it but after a few rounds found myself far too frustrated to bother continuing.

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BrianSleider Lights_andMusic Armsbend You missed the point entirely.

You’ve written “The article was about the success of one of blizzards games” as a way to segway into a discussion about WoW’s expansion – except the success of WoD has absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand other than both games are run by the same company.  

“The success of one of blizzards games” is an extremely general way to talk about the specific monthly earnings of one division of blizzard, and it basically looks like you’ve taken something completely unrelated as an opportunity to cry about WoD.  WoW and HS are as related as the Apple watch and the iPad.

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Lights_andMusic BrianSleider Armsbend 
“Hearthstone dominates digital CCG market with $20M monthly sales”
Except, you know the author of the article.

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Greaterdivinity Koshelkin Saying Overwatch is like TF2 is like saying Halo is like Quake.  

Yeah, sort of…but not really.

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Koshelkin Armsbend Overwatch ?

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BrianSleider Armsbend  “The article was about the success of one of blizzards games.”

In the way that looking at Andy Warhol paintings is like looking at fruit, sure. Technically, you’re correct, but no one would ever describe the subject of conversation in the extremely generalized and simplified way in which you have described it

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Midgetsnowman Skyewauker Stop please bro.  If you put the guy I responded to or most of us here against trump with equal decks, he would win 9/10.  Or any other pro hearthstone player.  People think because a game isn’t complex that its easy.  You could play league for a 3 years, but a top tier player would dump on you all day every day.  Be it a mirror match, etc.  There is a lot underneath the surface of games like Hearthstone and league that you simply dont see.

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Lights_andMusic Oleg Chebeneev SoMuchMass Well, MMDoC have several rows system, where you can choose to place card in front row, back row or middle row. This alone adds tons of depth and you dont need vast knowledge to appreciate this depth.