The digital sales data was announced by PlayStation at the end of July. Ghost of Tsushima is the best-selling game belonging to a new saga in its premiere in the history of PlayStation .
Industry analyst firm SuperData , dedicated to analyzing the digital market, notes that from launch on July 17 through the end of the month, Sucker Punch Productions’ PS4 game sold 1.9 million digital copies .
In its first weekend, counting physical units distributed and digital sales, it had sold 2.4 million copies worldwide.
Horizon: Zero Dawn , released in March 2017, took two months to reach 1.9 million digital copies sold.
Another of the new sagas of PlayStation in this generation, Days Gone , sold 1.3 million copies in digital format two months after its premiere in April 2019.
“The lack of alternative entertainment options due to COVID-19 has contributed to the success of recent PlayStation titles during what has historically been a quiet season for new game releases,” they reflect from SuperData .
Ghost of Tsushima is the best July release of a console game ever , a record also held by The Last of Us Part II in June.
Paper Mario outsells Fire Emblem
Last month, Paper Mario: The Origami King was released on the same day as the samurai game for Nintendo Switch.
It sold 550,000 copies in digital format around the world.
The analyst firm says that sales are higher than those of Fire Emblem: Three Houses , published in July of last year, but that they do not come close to the great Nintendo hits such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Pokémon Sword and Shield , which sold 5 and 2.7 million digital units respectively.
Regarding the mobile market, Pokémon GO had its second best month in revenue in July since the premiere in 2016, mainly due to the Pokémon GO Fest event that took place between July 25 and 26 and which required an entry of € 15 to access certain activities.
Analysts highlight that even though there are only 15% of the players there were in August 2016, revenues for Niantic are 0.4% lower.
The games with the highest income in July 2020 in digital format
The firm SuperData makes a top 10 of the computer, console and mobile games that have generated the most income in digital format, by sales and by micropayments , worldwide.
- 1. League of Legends
- 2. Crossfire
- 3. Dungeon Fighter Online
- 4. Fantasy Westward Journey Online
- 5. Valorant
- 6. Roblox
- 7. World of Tanks
- 8. World of Warcraft West
- 9. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- 10. Fortnite
- 1. Ghost of Tsushima
- 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- 3. FIFA 20
- 4. NBA 2K20
- 5. Grand Theft Auto V
- 6. Fortnite
- 7. The Last of Us Part II
- 8. Paper Mario: The Origami King
- 9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- 10. Pokémon Sword and Shield
- 1. Pokémon GO
- 2. Honor of Kings
- 3. Free Fire
- 4. Peacekeeper Elite
- 5. Roblox
- 6. Brawl Stars
- 7. AKF Arena
- 8. Coin Master
- 9. Fate / Grand Order
- 10. Candy Crush Saga