Superdata’s September report shows Destiny, WoW, GW2, SWTOR, an

  • Superdata’s September games market report expires, and also the console revenue rankings have a fresh old king: Destiny. Yes, Destiny has returned to your top from the pile.
    “Destiny highlights value of additional content releases for AAA titles,” argues the analysis firm. “Over recent times, AAA console publishers are getting to be increasingly influenced by additional content releases to boost the lifecycle for major titles. […] After delaying the production of Destiny II, Activision instead switched tactics and MapleStory 2 Gold released the Rise of Iron expansion instead. As a result, the title’s revenue sky-rocketed from $7.2 million to $59.1 from August to September 2016, putting Destiny at the highest of console rankings.”
    Over about the PC side, there’s been less dramatic movement, though No Man’s Sky and CS:GO have dropped out from the top 10, to get replaced with Maplestory and Lineage I, so go MMOs!
    Superdata also has returned to more granular breakdowns of revenue, with new top fives for brand spanking new categories. Of note, Guild Wars 2 sits at #4 for the “top PC DLC games by revenue” list (behind only Overwatch, CS:GO, and Minecraft), as well as the pay-to-play MMO revenue list appears like the old one: World of Warcraft, Fantasy Westward Journey Online II, Lineage I, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and TERA.