Fortnite Micro-Transaction Revenue Hits $1 Billion: Report

Battle royale shooter Fortnite is on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and PC with a Fortnite Android chronicle in a works as well. And it seems that Epic Games’ efforts with a pretension have seen it hillside in $1 billion in micro-transactions alone. According to investigate organisation SuperData (via GamesIndustry.biz) this is what a diversion has warranted from Oct 2017 to May 2018.

Previously, SuperData settled that Fortnite income upheld PUBG by $23 million (approximately Rs. 149 crore) with a sum of $126 million (roughly Rs. 818 crore) in March. Till afterwards PUBG had warranted $103 million (around Rs. 669 crore). This isn’t all. Even in terms of viewership Fortnite has taken a lead. The colourful, cartoony shooter strike a sum of 14 million singular viewers on Twitch contra a 8.7 million PUBG had in February. In terms of Twitch viewers, Fortnite saw 6.1 million in Jan contra PUBG’s 8.5 million.

According to SuperData PUBG income appearance in December. This was a month it left Steam Early Access on PC and launched on Xbox One. Comparatively, Fortnite’s arena usually continued upwards. No warn given Fortnite is immensely some-more permitted and a conflict royale mode is giveaway contra a $30 (Rs. 999 in India) cost tab PUBG has.


With a Fortnite Android recover date on a way, another investigate firm, Sensor Tower suggests Epic Games could make $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,200 crore) by a finish of 2018.

“Epic Games has nonetheless to hold when Fortnite will launch on Google Play, but, should that occur by summer—and if a pretension is means to say a stream hysteria-level recognition among gamers for a few some-more months—our estimates prove a diversion could be staid to sum some-more than $500 million by a finish of 2018 opposite both platforms combined,” writes Sensor Tower’s Head of Mobile Insights Randy Nelson.

Earlier Sensor Tower speculated that Fortnite could acquire some-more that $3 million a day (approximately Rs. 19.50 crore) when it hits Android, “once a Android user bottom grows to a allied distance in propinquity to iOS”. Though given a series of conflict royale options benefaction on that height along with a ad-driven indication being standard for a course, it would substantially take a lot longer for Epic to strike that miracle on Android if during all.

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