The SuperData Research Top Ten chart for May 2017 is out.
The decision as to whether or not to split World of Warcraft into East/West or represent it as a single unit has swung back again. Last month they were split, this month combined again.
The combined WoW number still dropped a notch, falling from 5th to 6th place, while Overwatch moved up a slot to 8th place on the PC chart. The top four spots on the PC chart remain unchanged, while DOTA 2 landed on the charts in the 5th spot. It was last seen on the chart back in February, where it was holding the 10th position… or 9th position when the chart was refactored to combine WoW yet again.
World of Tanks remains behind WoW for yet another month… though I do wonder where it would stand with WoW split into two.
Meanwhile, I am left wondering what the difference between Fantasy Westward Journey Online II and New Westward Journey Online II. I suppose one might just be the original Fantasy Westward Journey. SuperData needs to fix their shit I think.
On the mobile chart Pokemon Go dropped off the list for the first time since launch. The game just deployed a revamp of gyms and added gym raids, so we shall see if that is enough to get it back on the list next month.
Other items from the SuperData report:
U.S. digital slows down but still shows year-over-year growth. U.S. digital revenue is up from April 2016 but down from March 2017. Free-to-play MMO, console and mobile all had high-single-digit revenue growth, more than offsetting slight declines in social and premium PC revenue.
U.S. digital revenue up year-over-year. Gamers spent over $1 billion across all platforms in May, up from April, during what is typically a lackluster point in the year. Growth came primarily from mobile revenue.
Overwatch shows continued growth. Overwatch digital revenues are up from April but down from May 2016, when it launched. Additional Content revenue hit a new high in May on the back of a one-year anniversary event.
Injustice 2 has a solid launch on consoles. We estimate Injustice 2 sold almost 500k digital units on console in May after launching mid-month. This puts it at number four in the top 10 console rankings this month in terms of digital revenue.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 gets another DLC release. Black Ops 3 grew month-over-month and beating out Infinite Warfare. The jump, which vaulted the game past Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, came from the PS4 release of the “Zombie Chronicles” DLC.
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has another big month. PUBG had another solid sales month in May with 791,000 units sold, bringing life to date digital sales above 2 million units through May. June looks to be another massive month for the game.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege breaks into console top 10 for the first time since January 2016, thanks to the continued “Year Two” support from Ubisoft.