Fortnite generated $318M in just one month
Making it the top free-to-play game by revenue 🤑
Posted on June 26, 2018 9:09 PM.
If you thought Pokémon Go and Clash of Clans were popular, Fortnite's numbers will blow you away.
Fortnite: Battle Royale has brought in more revenue in a single month than any other game of its kind. The free-to-play game hit a new revenue record of $318 million in May, according to SuperData Research.
USA TODAYEli Blumenthal
Over the last three months, the game has generated roughly $837 million in revenue.
That brings the total revenue generated to over $1.2 billion 😮
That figure is made all more impressive for a game that's been on consoles for only eight months, and just came to iOS three months ago. Since Fortnite is free-to-play, all the revenue is coming from non-essential purchases, like characters, costumes, and dance moves.
USA TODAYEli Blumenthal
Paying for items does not get you any advantages in "Fortnite." You don't get better weapons, access to new maps or the ability to begin the game in a better location. It is all purely cosmetic, something the company makes clear in its in-game store. Nonetheless, fans of the game are embracing it.
Almost 69% of the players spent money in the game, with an average amount of $84.67.
Fortnite’s free-to-play model has attracted seasoned gamers and newcomers alike, amassing 125 million players in less than a year. The game also has a loyal eSports following in which people livestream their favorite Fortnite players, including celebrities like Drake.
This likely isn't the peak of their growth, either. Fortnite is releasing an app for Android later this summer. The game has gotten so popular, that some colleges are even offering scholarships to play the game competitively.
The VergeNick Statt
The developer also announced that it plans to put $100 million toward prize pools for Fortnite competitions in the first year of play, which is slated to begin later this year and stretch into 2019.
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