April 2019 Superdata Digital Games Report Released - Apex, Hearthstone, & Overwatch Decline
Superdata Research released their April 2019 Worldwide Digital Games Market report today. Check it out below:
Most interestingly, Apex Legends fell off the list on both PC and Console, earning a 'mere' $24 million in April, down from $100m from its launch month of February. The decline from launch isn't too surprising, as the hype back then was through the roof.
Overwatch and Hearthstone both saw an increase in revenues from March, 2019, but are still down 15% and 37% year over year. On a combined basis, both games are down a whopping 39% year to date compared to the same period in 2018.
On the mobile front Honor of Kings remains #1 thanks to its performance in China. The game hasn't been a big hit in the west (Arena of Valor) yet, but that could change in the future if Westerners begin embracing non strategy mobile games. Mobile Gacha and MMORPGs tend to perform well in the East, but the Western mobile market is dominated by casual (Candy Crush) and strategy games (Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire).