[News] Overwatch Generated the Most Revenue for Premium PC Games in 2016

SuperData has released their 2016 Year in Review report on Digital Games and Interactive Media.

In the report, SuperData disclosed the PC Revenue for Premium Games (that is, games that have to be purchased and are not free-to-play). And it should come as no surprise to many of our readers that Blizzard’s Overwatch took home the top grossing PC game of the year, doubling the revenue of CS:GO.

SuperData’s report shows that premium PC games generated $5.4 billion overall this year, and that Overwatch was responsible for over 10% of that.

It’s worth noting that the rest of the games on this list were not released in 2016, and that likely had a hand in putting Overwatch on top of the list. At the same time, Overwatch was only available for purchase from the end of May – making its revenue all that much more impressive.

The premium PC Games market is actually projected by SuperData to be slightly less next year than it was this year, before rebounding for 2018 and 2019:

Are you surprised by SuperData’s findings? Let us know in the comments.