The latest call-of-duty offshoot Modern Warfare (Test) outperformed in terms of revenue in terms of revenue all other games released so far this year, but not its predecessor, as SuperData Research reported. Overall, the video games market in October 2019 recorded a slight recession.
Less turnover than in the strong October 2018
According to consumers around the world in October 2019 have spent about 8.84 billion US dollars for digital video games and in-game content. This corresponds to a shallow decline compared to the same period of the previous year: In October 2018, sales of around US $ 9.12 billion were achieved. Moreover, the past month is also very close to August and September, in which each about 9.1 billion US dollars were implemented. The reason for the slightly weaker October 2019 see SuperDatas analysts meanwhile mainly in October 2018: About a year ago, the successful launches of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 made for a record sales.
Call of Duty and FIFA 20 dominate the consoles
Call of Duty alone: Black Ops 4 sold around 5.34 million copies at the launch, while Modern Warfare only had around 4.75 million digital sales this October – a decline of approximately 11 percent. This is also due to the fact that last year's series product was released much earlier in the month, but the average selling price also fell. That, in turn, is due to the lack of a season pass bundle, according to SuperData. Nonetheless, the title represents the strongest ever start to the year.
However, Apex Legends recorded strong sales growth. The Battle Royale shooter generated in-game revenue of approximately $ 45 million in October, compared to $ 16 million in September. Thus, the game generated such a high turnover, as previously only in the release month of February. However, total revenue since then has remained 50% below FIFA Ultimate Team's revenue over the same period.