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Report: Anthem Earned Over $100 Million in Digital Revenue at Launch

Report: Anthem Earned Over $100 Million in Digital Revenue at Launch - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 April 2019 / 2,891 Views

Anthem despite some controversy has debuted at the top of many of the gaming charts around the world, including the USUKFranceJapanAustraliaNew Zealand, and Switzerland.

Research firm SuperData is reporting the game also earned over $100 million in digital revenue at launch. It was the best-selling game on consoles in February, with an above average digital download rate. In-game spending reached $3.5 million across the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 


Anthem is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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hunter_alien (on 22 March 2019)

The question is, how much did the game cost and how much will it make in the longrun. 100 million is nothing to scoff at, but I doubt that the development/marketing/distribution costs for Anthem were sub 200 milion or so. Hell I would not be surprised if development costs reached high double digit marks...

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Azzanation (on 22 March 2019)

Not surprised, as much as many want to hate on the game, the game is actually selling quite well.

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method114 Azzanation (on 22 March 2019)

To who? EA has #'s and if they aren't reached they will close it down. MA:A sold well and that didn't matter.

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Bofferbrauer2 (on 05 April 2019)

Now, after the report of 7 years development, I don't think this will be nearly enough to cover the expenses, especially not as a live service which needs constant updates.

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StriderKiwi (on 22 March 2019)

Bioware lives to fight another day.

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gtotheunit91 (on 22 March 2019)

THIS is why microtransactions haven't and will not go anywhere! No matter how much we complain and refuse to purchase these games, no matter how much bad press, there's always going to be those that just don't care (which is fine, it's your money) but these companies will prioritize microtransactions, and will develop games around them first before worrying about story, gameplay, fairness, etc.

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Liquid_faction gtotheunit91 (on 23 March 2019)

Don't know why you got voted down, it's true what you're saying.

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