Ubisoft Massive’s The Division has dethroned Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 by a gigantic margin when it comes to digital revenue, but does the title have any staying power?
It was only a matter of time, but something has finally knocked Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 off the top perch in regards to digital revenue. As most gamers could probably guess, the new champion is none other than Ubisoft Massive’s The Division, which broke sales records around the globe upon its release early last month. Now that the March revenue figures are in, it turns out it wasn’t even a close race: The Division ran rampant on the revenue board, eclipsing Black Ops 3 by a difference of over $61 million in revenue.
The findings come compliment of analytical firm Superdata, which pulled digital revenue figures for The Division and several other games after March came to a close. According to the firm’s numbers, Ubisoft Massive raked in an impressive $109 million last month with The Division, which left Call of Duty: Blacks Ops 3 in a very distant second place at $48 million.
To be fair to Black Ops 3, the game has been out since November, while Ubisoft’s latest title launched on March 8th, giving it a clear advantage when it comes to digital sales. The fact that the game set the Day One sales record for Ubisoft and became the best-selling selling new IP of all time probably helped things along, too.
Here’s a look at the top digital revenue charts, as per Superdata:
Digital Console Sales:
- The Division
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
- FIFA 16
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Fallout 4
- The Division
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Starcraft 2
- Fallout 4
Looking at the above charts, it’s clear that releasing The Division for PC was a smart move – although not one Ubisoft Massive originally intended to take. Each of the top revenue earners aside of Fallout 4 only managed to make the chart for either console or PC exclusively, but The Division doubled down on both, coming out on top in each category for March. Only time will tell how the game fairs beyond its release month, and it’ll be interesting to see how Ubisoft Massive keeps the digital sales coming.
FIFA 16 has kept up consistent digital sales for some time now due to the alluring aspect of its Ultimate Team mode, which has players purchasing card packs in search of high-value rare cards, which is a classic sales model that anyone who purchased physical cards like those of Pokemon will be familiar with. While Rockstar has been supplying enough Grand Theft Auto Online content to net the company half a billion dollars, Bethesda has stayed afloat on both the console and PC top seller lists solely with summertime expansion packs.
Do you think The Division can remain the top dog for long, Ranters?
Source: VG 24/7