SuperData Reveals Video Game Software Sales Growth

| February 27, 2017
SuperData Reveals Video Game Software Sales Growth

The video game industry seems to be healthier than ever according to industry tracker SuperData.

SuperData published their research stating the global gaming industry’s digital revenue increased in the month of January 2017 by 9.8 per cent from 2016, bringing that number to $7.8 billion from $7.6 billion in December. This continues an upward trend near the tale end of last year that saw the industry grow 10 per cent in December.

This increase probably had something to do with a strong holiday line up of titles, but interestingly enough Rockstar’s 2013 smash hit Grand Theft Auto V is still on the board at the number two selling game for consoles. This shouldn’t be surprising, as the game has sold more than 70 million copies worldwide since its release.

What is surprising however is Zynga Poker’s resurgence, bringing in $13 million in revenue, marking the fourth straight month of growth for the title. While it didn’t crack the top 10 on SuperData’s list, they show this is a rather large growth, up 94 per cent from January 2016, and its conversion is the highest since Znga Poker’s launch in July 2007 at 4.9 per cent.

ARK: Survival Evolved stands out as the only non-AAA titles in the top 10 list, landing at number four. It actually lands ahead of titles like Battlefield 1, Destiny, NBA 2K17, and Destiny.

But enough about some highlights, here are the top selling digital titles for PC, consoles, and mobile according to SuperData.


  1. League of Legends
  2. Crossfire
  3. Dungeon Fighter Online
  4. Overwatch
  5. World of Warcraft (West)
  6. World of Tanks
  7. World of Warcraft (East)
  8. Lineage I
  9. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  10. DOTA 2


1) FIFA 17
2) Grand Theft Auto V
3) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
4) ARK: Survival Evolved
5) Call of Duty: Black Ops III
6) Battlefield 1
7) Star Wars Battlefront
8) Destiny
9) NBA 2K17
10) Madden NFL 17


1.) Clash Royal
2) Monster Strike
3) Clash of Clans
4) Pokémon GO
5) Fate/Grand Order
6) Mobile Strike
7) Fantasy Westward Journey
8) King of Glory
9) Onmyoji
10) Candy Crush Saga

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