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SuperData: Digital PC games revenue up 40% thanks to record Cyberpunk 2077 launch

SuperData: Digital PC games revenue up 40% thanks to record Cyberpunk 2077 launch

Digital games brought in $12bn in December 2020 according to SuperData.

That's a 15 per cent increase year-on-year and represents the highest amount of digital spending from a single month ever. PC spending was up 40 per cent thanks to the blockbuster launch of CD Projekt's Cyberpunk 2077, which apparently is the biggest of all time. SuperData reckons that the eagerly-anticipated RPG sold 10.2 million units during the month following its December 10th launch.

Unsurprisingly, it was highest-grossing title on PC for the month, beating the usual suspects like League of Legends, Crossfire and Dungeon Fighter Online.

Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto V both had huge months, too. The former had its best month for revenue since August 2020, with more people playing Epic's battle royale title than since August 2019. Meanwhile, Rockstar's crime romp had a record month for digital spending thanks to the Cayo Perico Heist for GTA Online.

SuperData also reports that Among Us numbers fell between November and December, but it still had 2.8 times as many users as the next most-popular title, Roblox.

Here are the top grossing PC games for December 2020:

1. Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt
2. League of Legends, Riot
3. World of Warcraft (West), Blizzard
4. Dungeon Fighter Online. Neople
5. Crossfire, Smilegate
6. Fantasy Westward Journey, NetEase
7. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
8. Fortnite, Epic Games
9. Roblox, Roblox
10. World of Tanks, Wargaming


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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