Hey so can we just get a do-over on January and maybe February? No? Sigh. SuperData’s released its January 2019 report, and surprising no one, digital games revenue is once again down on PC, console, and mobile. The analysis firm blames the console decline specifically on “tepid performance from top Premium Console franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, FIFA and Overwatch.”
World of Warcraft – at least the western tally – is still holding in at #7 on the PC revenue chart. But League of Legends has once against lost the top slot to Dungeon Fighter Online, Hearthstone has slipped off the list, and Fortnite dropped a few pegs. On console, FIFA 19 bested Fortnite too, Red Dead Redemption 2 is trending down (SuperData says it failed to “pick up momentum,”), and Overwatch is still nowhere to be found.
“Fortnite dips month-over-month after a strong end to the year. Fortnite revenue on all platforms combined declined 48% month-over-month in January, although sales are still up significantly year-over-year,” write the firm. “This comes after a peak month in December and points to an increasingly lumpy revenue profile heading into 2019.”