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SuperData: Fall Guys is highest-earning PC launch since Overwatch

SuperData: Fall Guys is highest-earning PC launch since Overwatch

Mediatonic's smash hit Fall Guys made the most money on launch of any PC game since 2016's Overwatch.

That's according to research firm SuperData, whose report for August 2020 shows that the party title had a huge release and generated more money during the month on PC.

The title shot to the No.1 spot ahead of wildly popular titles like Smilegate's shooter Crossfire and League of Legends from Riot. SuperData also reports that the PC edition of Horizon Zero Dawn sold around 716,000 copies during its first month on sale.

Meanwhile, Fortnite came in sixth place with revenue for the title across PC and console rising by 76 per cent month-on-month. This is likely due to mobile platforms Google Play and App Store booting the battle royale title during August.

In August, gamers spent $10.8bn on digital titles – an increase of 16 per cent year-on-year – with PC revenue rising by 15 per cent for the month. In 2020 to date, the digital games market has made $82.8bn, a 13 per cent increase on the same time last year. This is thanks to – what else? – the coronavirus pandemic.

Here is the Top Ten PC games by digital revenue for August 2020:

1. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Devolver Digital
2. Crossfire, Smilegate
3. League of Legends, Riot
4. Fantasy Westward Journey Online, NetEase
5. Dungeon Fighter Online, Neople
6. Fortnite, Epic Games
7. Roblox, Roblox
8. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
9. Valorant, Riot
10. World of Warcraft, Blizzard


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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