Fire Emblem: Three Houses ‘sells 800,000 digital units in July’
SuperData estimates GTA V was the month’s top earning console game following casino update
Fire Emblem: Three Houses sold 800,000 copies digitally in July, according to a new global market report from Nielsen’s SuperData.
The Switch exclusive turn-based strategy game received strong critical acclaim upon its July 26 release, including a 4/5 score in VGC’s Fire Emblem: Three Houses review.
In terms of digital revenue generated in July, only two console titles earned more – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Grand Theft Auto V, while Fortnite slipped to fourth place following two months at No.1
SuperData estimates the latter made $69 million across console and PC in July, driven by the launch of GTA Online’s Diamond Casino & Resort update, representing one of its strongest sales months since release.
The launch of Apex Legends season 2 on July 2 helped the battle royale game bring in $37 million last month, over double June’s total but only about half of the sum season 1 generated during March.
SuperData said worldwide digital gaming revenue in July increased 5% year-over-year to $9.02 billion, driven by strong mobile growth, which offset PC and console declines.
Dungeon Fighter Online and Honour of Kings were the top-grossing PC and mobile titles respectively last month.
See coverage of SuperData’s April, May and June market reports.