Digital gaming spending broke records in 2020: here are the top winners
Digital gaming spending broke a new record in 2020. Below you can find the numbers and the most winning games for the past year.
- 06-01-2021 20:44
Reports about the year 2020 that we left behind from the technology and game industry continue to come. Digital gaming spending set a new record in 2020, according to data released by market research firm Nielsen / SuperData. It reached 127 billion dollars with an increase of 12% compared to the previous year.
As you can imagine the largest share in total spending belongs to the mobile gaming industry. Mobile players spent a total of $ 73.8 billion in 2020. In second place is the PC with an expenditure of $ 33.1 billion. Finally, consoles take the third place with $ 19.7 billion.
Console gameplay actually has a larger volume than PC in general, but because the data in question only covers digital spending, the PC surpasses consoles by a significant margin. As you know, PC players have completely abandoned the concept of boxed games for many years.
When we look by game types, a very large part of 78% of the total revenue came from free-to-play games. It is stated that free-to-play games grew 9% in 2020 and generated a total revenue of $ 98.4 billion. Premium game spending, on the other hand, grew by 28% with the effect of games such as Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us Part II, reaching $ 24.5 billion.
It was stated that $ 73.8 billion of total spending on free-to-play games came from mobile, $ 22.7 billion from PC and finally $ 1.8 billion from consoles.
Top winning premium games:
Call of Duty Modern Warfare - $ 1.91 billion
FIFA 20 - $ 1.08 billion
Grand Theft Auto V - $ 911 million
NBA 2K21 - $ 889 million
NBA 2K20 - $ 771 million
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - $ 678 million
Animal Crossing: New Horizon - $ 654 million
Cyberpunk 2077 - $ 609 million
The Sims 4 - $ 462 million
Doom Eternal - $ 454 million
Top winning free-to-play games:
Honor of Kings - $ 2.45 billion
Peacekeeper Elite - $ 2.32 billion
Roblox - $ 2.29 billion
Free Fire - $ 2.13 billion
Pokemon Go - $ 1.92 billion
League of Legends - $ 1.75 billion
Candy Crush Saga - $ 1.66 billion
AFK Arena - $ 1.45 billion
Gardenscapes: New Acres - $ 1.43 billion
Dungeon Fighter Online - $ 1.41 billion