Whether any of us likes it or not, mobile gaming continues to prove to be a lucrative thing, as the November report from SuperData shows. The research company reports that console, PC, and mobile spending was up 5% compared to the same time last year, thanks to a 20% year-over-year increase in mobile spending which represented 59%, or $5.58 billion, of the $9.5 billion spent digitally across all games.
As for the charts themselves, the PC section sees League of Legends once more on the top, while Pokemon Sword and Shield took #1 on the console side and Honour of Kings topped mobile. Other pieces of data from the report note that Red Dead Redemption 2’s Epic Games exclusivity found “meek” interest with only 408K units sold during the month-long stint on the storefront, and that free-to-play console spending is continuing to trend downward, dropping 41% or $84.7 million when compared to last November. It’s not all bad news, though, as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order had its best-selling digital launch in franchise history and Pokemon Sword and Shield was Nintendo’s top grosser for all of 2019. And closer to home, World of Warcraft’s western version held steady in the #5 slot on PC.
Here’s all of SuperData’s 2019 reports to date: