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SuperData: Digital PC games spending down 6% in February

SuperData: Digital PC games spending down 6% in February

The amount of cash spent on digital PC games was six per cent lower in February than the year before.

That's according to SuperData, which reports that a 16 per cent increase in mobile games revenue made up for the losses made in the PC space and the 22 per cent dip in the console space.

This is partly due to the lack of a big release like EA and Respawn's free-to-play battle royale title Apex Legends this year. No game matching that release saw a 49 per cent dip in spending on free-to-play games year-on-year.

Riot's League of Legends holds onto the top spot once again, with familiar faces Dungeon Fighter Online, Crossfire and Fantasy Westward Journey Online II taking second, third and fourth places respectively not budging from the January charts. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot drops out of the Top Ten all together from the No.5 spot last month.

Fortnite makes a return to the chart in ninth place. This follows the company behind the battle royale smash hit, Epic Games, complaining about SuperData's methodology for creating its charts. The research firm defended its methods in the face of this criticism. Of course, if Epic wanted us to have 100 per cent accurate data about its games, it need only release that itself.

Here are the Top Ten grossing digital PC games of February 2020:

1. League of Legends, Riot Games
2. Dungeon Fighter Online, Neople
3. Crossfire, Smilegate
4. Fantasy Westward Journey Online II, NetEase
5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
6. World of Tanks, Wargaming
7. World of Warcraft, Blizzard
8. Roblox, Roblox
9. Fortnite, Epic Games
10. Dota 2, Valve


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He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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