Surprising absolutely no one, Red Dead Redemption 2 killed it (and the horse it rode in on) in October. According to SuperData’s digital games revenue report for the month, the wild west game barreled into the console lists in the second slot, just behind Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (protip, “IIII” is not actually the Roman numeral for the number four). Destiny 2 has vanished from the console lists after holding the top spot in September.
On the PC side, World of Warcraft has dropped a few spots thanks to surges from COD and Fortnite. Monster Hunter World has vanished too, replaced by new entry Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The top four slots held even, meaning that League of Legends is still not back on top.
It was a good month overall, the firm notes, as “full game download revenue surpassed $1 billion for the first month ever,” but there’s concern for Grand Theft Auto, which seems to be losing ground to its new Rockstar sibling, and Overwatch.
“Overwatch’s disappointing run continues. Overwatch microtransaction revenue in October was up from September due to the Halloween update but down 20% from last year. This now makes it five consecutive months of year-over-year declines for Overwatch, which had previously shown consistent growth since launch.”