Superdata’s October 2020 report: Genshin Impact makes big bank, WoW is on the rise

    
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Superdata’s October 2020 report: Genshin Impact makes big bank, WoW is on the rise

Congratulations are in order for Genshin Impact, which became October’s highest-grossing title. In Superdata’s new report, the crossplay title is deemed “an unprecedented international success for a game made by a Chinese developer,” especially with the presence of gacha tactics. The game rose high up on the mobile charts, in particular, pushing past Roblox and falling short of toppling Pokémon Go’s reign.

Star Wars Squadrons was also singled out for praise in the report, as the multiplayer space shooter sold 1.1 million units during that month.

On the PC side, World of Warcraft clawed its way from #8 in September to #5 in October, presumably in anticipation of this month’s expansion. League of Legends, Dungeon Fighter Online, and Fortnite also made their expected appearances.

Source: Superdata

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mike foster

I know I’m in the ever-increasing, ever-aging, irrelevant minority, but I just cannot get into games on my phone. I wish I could; the closest I’ve come was flirting with a couple of rhythm games for a few weeks.

Then again, I kind of hate sitting at my computer, too, and when possible prefer to run a controller to the couch and play what i’m playing on a television. MMOs and League are probably the only games I’m able to consistently hunch over a keyboard for.

Wait. Maybe I’m just old. Crap.

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Malcolm Swoboda

I prefer controller on couch too, and that’s where I play Genshin Impact when I can. I almost never play it on my phone, and only on my laptop when I have to.

I’m happy playing Another Eden on my phone though. I’m still on the couch for that.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

Many times when people find out I game as a hobby they ask which ones I have on my phone. I usually answer zero or I do not consider those games, if I think they have an inkling of related knowledge.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Well I have some fun!

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Zulika Mi-Nam

I am envious…for reals.

I read you WRUP every week and wish I could enjoy them on the move as you do. I have tried a few from reading your descriptions as well.

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mike foster

I think the “those aren’t games” logic is kind of dead given the current library of modern mobile titles.

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Robert Mann

Yeah, there’s many real games on mobile at this point… but most of those are ports or titles that have to deal with other platforms. Which leaves mobile gaming still in a pretty bad spot. Not that other platform players have rejected the corporate games and monetization enough that we don’t have the same crud creeping in.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

The “I do not consider” is there to indicate it is an opinion.

“those aren’t games” was never stated.

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Robert Mann

Here I am, with a phone that I only use as a phone. People give me strange looks. On the other hand, I save $40 a month or more (most of my coworkers are in the $60-80 more a month range) on the service alone. Phone was only $30, that’s added per month on many newer phones to the bill.

Say even $50 is my savings, that’s a mid-low gaming laptop every two years with change. I’ll gladly take something like that along instead of playing on my phone. I suppose if I had some major travel where it was inconvenient that would change perspective some… but I don’t. I could understand not having room on the bus or subway, but when that doesn’t apply a tiny screen and worse control isn’t something I am about to select as ‘prime features’.

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Schmidt.Capela

I use a phone-enabled tablet as my “phone”, mainly because it allows me to take a crapload of documents on the go (and read them on a 10″ high-resolution screen). It’s far more portable than a laptop, the battery lasts longer, and I can recharge it from not just outlets but also USB3 ports. And it’s certainly better than lugging around boxes full of printed documents.

I don’t game on it, though (apart from Sudoku, for which the large touchscreen is the best input device I’ve ever found). My entertainment options while using the tablet tend to be reading comics, books, playing music, and occasionally watching something on Netflix (the ability to pre-download certain shows for when you have limited or no Internet access is invaluable).

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Malcolm Swoboda

I spend $28/month (all tax included) from using a cheap provider here (well, the cheap branch off Telus), some aut0-pay and loyalty bonuses, and their cheapest data plan since I’ve spent enough time at home this year. As well I bought the phone directly a while back, not a monthly installment.

If my plan went $50-60+ and I still had data overages, I’d just quit it all, my god!