The 2016 was the greatest year for gaming. The gaming market reached 91 billion dollars and continues to grow significantly, incorporating new media and platforms, thereby expanding its reach. Superdata Reserach released a new report covering all digital games cost over different markets, for PC, consoles and mobile devices.
Overwatch On PC Generated $ 585.6 million
Surprisingly, in this report, Overwatch generated most of the revenue on the PC and here we are talking about the premium, paid PC market here, not free-to-play games, which would change things.
Overwatch surpassed giants like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Minecraft, generating $ 585.6 million in revenue, more than 10% of the PC premium market worth $ 5.4 billion. In terms of regions, Europe led generating US $ 2.7 billion, followed by North America for US $ 1.8 billion.
Also, it is quite remarkable that the game was launched in May of 2016 and in a short time such huge revenue is quite striking. Here is the list of top 5 PC games in terms of revenue generated in 2016.
- Overwatch – US $ 585.6 million
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – $ 257.2 million
- Guild Wars 2 – US $ 91 million
- Minecraft – US $ 88.7 million
- Fallout 4 – US $ 74.9 million