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Black Ops Cold War and FIFA 21 were the top PS5 downloads on the PlayStation Store in March

By Stephany Nunneley 10 April 2021 16:04 GMT Sony has revealed the most popular games on the PlayStation Store in March.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the most popular game for PS5 on the PlayStation Store in the US while FIFA 21 was tops in Europe.Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales came in second in the US and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War took that slot in Europe. NBA 2K21 was third in the US, while newcomer It Takes Two was the third most popular title in Europe.Watch on YouTubeOn PS4, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War…

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FIFA 21 and GTA 5 were the most downloaded games on PlayStation in February

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 March 2021 14:03 GMT Sony has revealed the most popular games on the PlayStation Store in February.FIFA 21 was the most downloaded game on the PlayStation Store in both Europe and the US on PS5. The game also came in first in Europe on PS4, while over in the US, GTA 5 was tops for PS4.On PS5, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the second most popular game in the US, while over in Europe, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla took the second slot.Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales took third in both regions, followed by Madden…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Switch were tops in January – NPD

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Nintendo Switch once again dominated US retail in January, according to NPD.The NPD January 2021 report has been released, and it finds total industry spending in January 2021 reached a January record of $4.7 billion, 4which is 42% higher year-over-year.Hardware dollar sales reached $319 million, which is 144% higher than in January 2020, making it the highest total January month since 2011 when $$323 million was achieved. Once again, Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in units sold and was the highest of any January month since the Wii in January 2010.Like December, PlayStation 5 was the…

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SuperData: Digital games revenue grew 12% in 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 made $609M

SuperData has released its 2020 report, and it finds gaming revenue up to 12% year-over-year, with $139.9 billion spent on digital games.In the SuperData report, it notes that the top 10 premium titles accounted for 34% of total premium market earnings.Premium console earnings grew 28% year-over-year, with North America accounting for over half (57%) of the premium console market. The report suggests the “significant impact” of COVID-19 on the US resulted in higher console engagement, pushing worldwide revenue upward.Animal Crossing: New Horizons became one of the biggest hits in 2020, breaking the console record for premium launch downloads, selling 5…

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Metacritic has revealed 2020’s 10 worst games

It’s been a good year for games at the upper end of the Metacritic spectrum, but what does it look like right down at the bottom of the review aggregator?2020, by all accounts, has been quite a good year for gaming. We’ve had the likes of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Hades, and more besides to keep us entertained throughout the past 12 months.But everything in the world is balanced: for all the ups, there have to be some downs. To illustrate that point quite frankly and bluntly for us, Metacritic has…

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Consumer spending on digital games is up 14% year-over-year

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 20:21 GMT Folks have been spending quite a bit of money on digital games.Consumer spending on digital games is up 14% year-over-year to $10.6 billion according to numbers crunched by Superdata.According to the data, in October, console spending grew the fastest, with earnings from sales up 18% year-over-year (yoy).Mobile earnings were up 15% and digital for PC was up by 10%.Genshin Impact, released on September 28 for PC, mobile, and PS4, was October’s highest-grossing game.FIFA 21 sold 1.5 million digital units with revenue up compared to FIFA 20 launch month digital sales. The…

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NPD July 2020: Switch and Ghost of Tsushima are the month’s best-sellers

Nintendo Switch was once again the best-selling console, according to the NPD July 2020 report, and Ghost of Tsushima was the best-selling game for the month.The NPD has released its report for the month of July 2020.Software sales hit $3.3 billion in July 2020, which is up by 34% year-over-year (yoy). Digital content spending, which includes full game downloads, post-launch content, mobile, and subscription spending, increased by 41%.Year-to-date 2020 content spending reached $23.0 billion, up 21% yoy with the strongest gains coming from digital content spending on consoles.Ghost of Tsushima was July’s best-selling title and it debuted as the fifth…