Injustice, Call Of Duty Sell Big Digitally In May

SuperData has released its latest game report for May 2017 and it looks like the clear winners for [...]


SuperData has released its latest game report for May 2017 and it looks like the clear winners for the month were easily Injustice 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops III, with its new Zombies Chronicles content.

The research company's report indicates that the worldwide digital video games market has managed to grow nine percent over the previous year to $7.8 billion. That said, console sales did drop by seven percent, and premium PC sales went down 30 percent, mainly because last year's release of Overwatch gave both markets a great deal of heft.

In all, U.S. gamers spent over $1 billion digitally across all platforms last month, an increase from April 2017.

Of course, a lot of that success comes from WB's Injustice 2, which released mid-month. According to the numbers, the game sold nearly 500,000 copies digitally across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Keep in mind that's just for digital numbers, and not including physical copies sold – so that's good news indeed.

On top of that, Call of Duty: Black Ops III saw a huge sales increase, even over Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, mainly due to the release of the new Zombies Chronicles DLC for PlayStation 4.

Although total digital revenues for Overwatch were down from the previous year, additional content revenue went to an all-time high for the month, mainly due to the recent Anniversary event. Blizzard expects its numbers to rise higher with the introduction of new content coming over the year.

Here are the top ten sellers for the month, based on worldwide digital revenue:

1.FIFA 17

2. Grand Theft Auto V

3. Battlefield 1

4. Injustice 2

5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

6. Ghost Recon Wildlands

7. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

8. Overwatch

9. NBA 2K17

10. Rainbow Six Siege

SuperData also reported that PlayerUnknown's BATTLEGROUNDS has sold reasonably well for the month, pushing its lifetime digital sales to more than 2.5 million. And those numbers should pick up tremendously once the Xbox One version arrives later this year.

Check out the full report here, and we'll see how Injustice 2's numbers fare over the next month with the arrival of new DLC, like Red Hood and Sub-Zero! (There aren't too many June games getting in the way, after all.)