Animal Crossing: New Horizons is estimated to have sold five million copies digitally in March – more than any other console game in history, according to Nielsen’s SuperData.
SuperData said worldwide digital gaming revenue in March reached a record monthly total of $10 billion as game sales jumped following the introduction of social isolation measures designed to combat the coronavirus.
Bethesda’s Doom Eternal sold an estimated three million copies digitally in March, over three times the total managed by 2016’s Doom reboot managed during its launch month.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s monthly active users reached a record high of 62.7 million, boosted by the release of free-to-play battle royale component Warzone, which attracted 50 million players within 10 days of its March 10 release, according to publisher Activision.
And PC VR exclusive Half-Life: Alyx was estimated to have been played by 860,000 gamers last month. It’s unclear how much the market grew in the first quarter of 2020, but SuperData says there was an install base of fewer than four million PC-compatible VR headsets at the end of 2019.