Gaming Industry

WoW and Call of Duty: Cold War dominated November

The analytical company SuperData has released a report on digital sales in November this year. The most profitable games of the month were World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War. Activision can open the champagne.

The list of the highest-grossing games in digital distribution in November was dominated by Activision-Blizzard.
Number one on PC is World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and on consoles - Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War.
World of Warcraft and Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War are the two titles that brought in the most revenue for their publisher in November. SuperData, a company that collects data from the gaming market, among others, has prepared a monthly report on the sales of titles on PC, consoles and mobile devices in digital distribution.

The new Shadowlands expansion for WoW dominated the PC market. The expansion's debut allowed the series to achieve its best result in terms of revenue (since 2008) and active users (since 2010). World of Warcraft overtook League of Legends and Dungeon Fighter Online in November.

On consoles, the clear leader is Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War, which sold 5.7 million copies in digital distribution, beating the previous best result of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 by 7%. A large part of this was due to the free Call of Duty: Warzone, which was able to attract new players to the Call of Duty brand.

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Of interest, we should mention the great launch of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, which sold 1.7 million copies, beating Assassin's Creed Odyssey's launch score by 50%. Interestingly, while the game's sales revenue went up by 23%, in-game transactions fell by 62%. In Sony's realm, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales recorded digital distribution sales of 663,000 copies.

The mobile market is stable. Free Fire is still number one, followed by Pokemon GO, and Roblox. Among Us, which is very successful, had 500 million active players on smartphones in November.