"No Man's Sky" was reportedly one of the top-selling games that helped boost digital gaming sales to $6.1 billion in August. There has been a noticeable increase in consumers who are spending more money on digital gaming downloads and microtransactions.
Reports from the intelligence firm SuperData Research has confirmed news that digital game sales had reached $6.1 billion in August, which is an increase of 11 percent year-over-year. The release of hit games like "No Man's Sky" across consoles, mobiles and PCs reportedly doubled year-over-year gains in market growth. Consumers now typically spend 16 percent year-over-year on digital console products reaching $399 million.
PG gamers reportedly favored the battle arena "League of Legends" with "World of Warcraft" and "CrossFire" helping boost sales. The first-person shooter game "Overwatch" came next, the worlds of "No Man's Sky" was not as favorable towards PC users than on consoles. Finally, "World of Tanks" and "DOTA 2" also made it to the top 10 along with "Fantasy Westward Journey Online II" and "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive."
The "Call of Duty" was the top contributor to the increased sales on digital console games, but "No Man's Sky" did competitively well at No.2. Other games that had much fan base were "Grand Theft Auto V", "FIFA 16", "Madden NFL 17" and "Tom Clancy's The Division". "Overwatch" was also a favorite among console gamers along with "Star Wars: Battlefront", "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" and "Fallout 4".
Meanwhile, "Pokemon GO" earned the top spot among mobile games with a total of $3.04 billion in revenue. Followed by "Monster Strike" and "Mobile Strike". The strategy game "Clash of Clans" came next followed by "Game of War: Fire Age", "Fantasy Westward Journey" and "Puzzle & Dragons". Sales of mobile games also increased with the help of "Clash Royale", the "Candy Crush Saga" and the "Clash of Kings".
In other news, "No Man's Sky" is currently under investigation for false advertising. Reports that the survival game was infested with a lot of bugs and glitches. It was also reported that the released game was far from what was revealed in the promotional videos. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is already investigating the disparities, Polygon reported.
"No Man's Sky" reportedly lacked several features from the press video like large-scale space battles, animals interacting and crashing through environmental underbrush. However, amidst outrage and rumored refund claims at the end of August, the game had already had an abundance of sales in the first week with over 750,000 units sold on the platform at $60, SteamSpy reported.
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