SuperData Arcade has shared its monthly report, stating that Apex Legends has the best launch month of any free-to-play game in history and that Anthem made over $100 million in digital revenue at launch.
Going into more details, Apex Legends generated an estimated $92 million from in-game spending across all platforms, with the majority coming from console. Despite this, though, Fortnite still came in above Apex Legends in the top grossing rankings. On the other hand, Anthem was the top-selling title by units on console in February, with an above-average digital download rate. In-game spending came in at $3.5 million across both platforms.
Moreover, Hearthstone revenue had its largest year-over-year decline ever this month, dropping 52% across PC and mobile, partly due to heightened competition within the genre and likely franchise fatigue.
Last but not least, NBA 2K19 was a game that was criticized for its micro-transactions, however it appears that this basketball game has been more successful than its predecessor. According to SuperData Arcade, NBA2K19 in-game spending is up an estimated 42% compared to NBA2K18, showing some of the highest growth seen from any mature AAA franchise in recent years.
Here are also the world’s most popular digital games across PC, console and mobile for February 2019.