"The Division" was the bestselling digital game for consoles in March, according to a report from SuperData Research published Thursday. Ubisoft's latest entry in the "Tom Clancy" series earned $109 million in revenue to dethrone "Call of Duty: Black Ops III." On the mobile side, "Clash Royale," Supercell's latest free-to-play blockbuster, was the top-grossing game for March.
Ubisoft previously announced that "The Division" made $330 million in sales in its first five days of release. The figure includes physical and digital sales along with PC sales. Sales were not disclosed for PCs, but "The Division" was the top-grossing PC DLC game by revenue for March, according to SuperData Research.
"The Division" was a hit with critics and players alike upon release. From the well-designed gameplay to the seamlessly integrated multiplayer area known as the Dark Zone, players spent hundreds of hours within "The Division." The first free downloadable content, which would give players new challenges and a way to upgrade their characters even after they hit the level 30 limit, was released April 12.
Unfortunately, the goodwill from players went away as glitches ruined the overall experience of the game. Some players were able to exploit a bug in "Incursions" that would give them powerful armor. Cheating is also rampant on PC, according to the many complaints found on the "The Division" subReddit. Players are still sticking around, but it may not be for much longer if Ubisoft does not address the issues.
"Call of Duty: Black Ops III," released in November 2015, was hardest hit by the launch of "The Division." The latest title in Activision's popular first-person shooter franchise saw a 17 percent month-over-month drop in digital sales for March. "Call of Duty Black Ops III" had sales of $61 million in March. "FIFA 16," "Grand Theft Auto V" and "Fallout 4" rounded out the top five grossing console games by revenue in March.
March was another great month for Supercell as "Clash Royale" and "Clash of Clans" were the top grossing mobile games for the month. "Clash Royale," released in January, earned $133 in sales with "Clash of Clans" earning $118 million in revenue.