Fortnite is likely one of the hottest video games on this pricey planet Earth proper now, and now a brand new report offers new perception into how a lot cash the sport made in 2018.
According to Sensor Tower, the free-to-play recreation banked $455 million in income in 2018 on iOS alone following its launch in March this yr. The whole determine is unquestionably considerably increased given the sport can also be on Android. The Android version bypassed the Google Play Store, and is out there completely by means of Epic, so income figures are unavailable.
Fortnite made $69 million in December alone on iOS, in line with Sensor Tower, and this works out to the sport’s greatest month ever for income. On common in 2018, Fortnite on iOS introduced in $1.6 million on daily basis.
The Sensor Tower report additionally claims Fortnite was downloaded 5.2 million occasions in December on iOS, which is up 59 p.c in comparison with November. All up, Fortnite has now been downloaded an estimated 82.6 million occasions on iOS alone.
Fortnite is a free-to-play recreation that’s supported by varied microtransactions. The recreation can also be accessible on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, so the sport’s whole income determine is unquestionably considerably increased.
By comparability, Sensor Tower studies that Fortnite’s fundamental competitor, PUBG Mobile, introduced in $100 million worldwide on iOS in 2018.
Fortnite’s $455 million on iOS in 2018 is an enormous determine, but it surely’s lower than the reported practically $800 million that Pokemon Go introduced in final yr. Notably, nonetheless, this determine covers iOS and Android, and Pokemon Go has been out since 2016 whereas Fortnite solely launched for iOS in March 2018.