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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare digital sales down 27% - SuperData

But on-going Battlefield 1 success made November a strong digital month for consoles worldwide

November may have been a disappointment for physical console sales, but within the digital space it was a different story.

SuperData says that the console digital market was up 35% worldwide compared with the same period a year before. Across all digital markets (including mobile, premium PC and MMO) digital sales were up an impressive 13% to $6.7 billion.

The digital results will provide some relief after a disappointing November for physical stores. NPD revealed last week that video game software on consoles declined by 18% in the US. That was a drop of $62m.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the biggest selling console digital game of November, but it struggled in comparison to Black Ops III and is down 27% compared with that title's first month on sale. Fortunately, sustained revenue from Battlefield 1, FIFA 17, GTA V and Black Ops III kept the market buoyant,

In terms of other platforms, mobile's growth rate was 19%, with Pokemon Go continuing to lead the charge. That title generated $128 million alone in November revenue, although it now must fend off the cold weather to ensure a strong December.

Clash of Clans and Clash Royale generated a combined $210m during the month, which bodes well ahead of the arrival of a Clash TV series.

Free-to-play MMO has become saturated, and as a result that market grew by a smaller 3%. That's still better than pay-to-play MMOs, which contracted by 22%

PC premimum market's growth rate was 18% year-on-year, it's a little disappointing compared with the overall growth of that sector this year - the 'significantly weaker' performance of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on PC contributed to that slower growth compared with console.

Here are the SuperData charts.


1Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
2Battlefield 1
3FIFA 17
4Grand Theft Auto V
5Call of Duty: Black Ops III
6Watch Dogs 2
7NBA 2K17
8Madden NFL17
9Gears of War 4


1League of Legends
3Dungeon Fighter Online
4World of Warcraft
5Battlefield 1
7World of Tanks
8Dota 2
9Fantasy Westward Journey Online II
10Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


1Pokemon Go
2Monster Strike
3Clash Royale
4Clash of Clans
5Mobile Strike
6Game of War: Fire Age
7Fantasy Westward Journey
8Puzzle & Dragons
9Candy Crush Saga
10Clash of Kings

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