Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Five Most-Popular Games On Steam Generated Over $2 Billion In Revenue

Data gathered by Safe Betting Sites indicates that the top five most popular games on Steam cumulatively generated $2.03 billion in revenue. The revenue figures are as of August 2020.

PUBG generated the highest revenue

From the data, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) generated the highest revenue at $730 million. The figure represents 35.9% of the revenue by the five games. Grand Theft Auto V comes second with a revenue of $470 million while The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt is third with revenue of $280 million.

In the fourth slot, Rust occupies the fourth spot with also $280 million in revenue. In the fifth spot, lies ARK: Survival Evolved which has generated revenue of $270 million.

The research also overviewed the global cumulative unit sales of PUBG between May 2017 and July 2020. The highest unit sales were recorded in July this year at 70 million. The sales represent a percentage increase of 3400% from the two million units sold in May 2017.

In June 2018, the unit sales stood at 50 million, a growth of 400% from the 10 million sales recorded in September 2017. In June 2017, the PUBG unit sales stood at four million representing an increase of 100% from May’s figure.

The research report highlighted the reasons behind the games rising popularity. According to the report:

“An overview of the game sales shows the cumulative sales rose significantly by July 2020, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. During the period, more people were confined to their homes meaning that they turned to activities like mobile gaming to kill time while in lockdown.”

The full story, statistics and information can be found here.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 



Westpac: More Job Opportunities, But Growth In Workers’ Earnings Remains Subdued

The Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index rose 1.2 points in the December quarter, to a level of 106.9. This was the sixth straight rise in the index since the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020. Michael Gordon, Acting Chief Economist for Westpac, noted that the rise in the index has largely been driven by perceptions... More>>




Statistics: Card Spending Continues To Increase As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

The busy Christmas period combined with easing COVID-19 restrictions helped to increase card spending in December 2021, Stats NZ said today... More>>


Westpac NZ: Warns About Sophisticated New Scam
Westpac NZ is warning New Zealanders about a sophisticated new scam that involves a fake Westpac investment prospectus.
The prospectus is formatted to resemble a Westpac document and includes professional-looking imagery... More>>


TradeMe: Job Market Ends 2021 On A High With Record Number Of Vacancies
The New Zealand job market finished 2021 on a high note, with the ball still firmly in the job hunters’ court, according to the analysis of 69,600 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs for the quarter ending 31 December (Q4)... More>>


Insurance Council of New Zealand: September South Island Windstorm Cost $36.5 M Raises 2021 Extreme Weather Claims Total To $321.6 M

Gale force winds and storms between 9 and 13 September 2021 resulted in insurers supporting communities to the tune of $36.5 m. This is a significant rise, of $16.7 m, on preliminary figures for the event and lifts the end of year total for all extreme weather events in 2021 to $321.6 m... More>>


Statistics: Building Consents Hit New Highs In November
There were a record 48,522 new homes consented in the year ended November 2021, Stats NZ said today. This was up 26 percent compared with the year ended November 2020... More>>