Achieving Another Impressive Notch on Respawn’s Apex Legends Belt
After it’s quick launch last month Apex Legends has already earned over 50 million players in the first month alone. Now, in a recent report from SuperData, the domination of the latest battle royale in Apex Legends is showing as the game earned the title for having the best launch month of any other free-to-play title ever!
This is the first time that we’ve gotten a glimpse at exactly how successful the game has been so far, and not just in terms of player numbers. SuperData Research analyzed the performance of a variety of games over the month of February, where they found that in addition to Anthem earning a whopping 100 million in revenue, and Apex Legends broke records, earning more money than any other free-to-play title in history. So how much did they earn? Here’s what SuperData had to say, “Apex Legends has the best launch month of any free-to-play game in history. Apex Legends generated an estimated $92 million from in-game spending across all platforms, with the majority coming from console.”
Now while Apex Legends did manage to eclipse all other games, battle royale or otherwise in this category, Fortnite still came out on top in terms of top grossing rankings for the entire month. On console Fortnite ranked 2nd, Apex ranked 4th, and on PC Fortnite ranked 5th, while Apex ranked 6th. Overall, not too shabby when stacked up against the beast that is Fortnite. Further to this, the new player on the block was able to earn the $92 million without having a battle pass available during the first month as well, meaning that the money was earned through in-game purchases and bundles like the Founder Pack alone.
Only time will tell whether Apex Legends will continue to have a lasting impact on the industry over the months/years to come, but at this rate it’s certainly looking like a very strong possibility. What do you think about the earnings for Apex Legends? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to keep it locked for updates!