Fortnite’s Commercial Dominance Continued Throughout 2019
Epic Games’ free battle royale phenomenon Fortnite made $1.8 billion USD in revenue last year, according to a recent report from SuperData, a Nielsen videogames research group.
Though the game didn’t make as much money as it did back in 2018 (when it made $2.4 billion USD) but hey, making nearly $2 billion USD from one game isn’t bad.
“In an impressive feat, Fortnite clinched the top spot for a second year in a row, generating $1.8B in 2019,” SuperData’s report read. “The enduring popularity of Fortnite is partially attributable to crossover promotions with pop culture blockbusters like Avengers, Stranger Things, and Star Wars.”
The second chapter of Epic Games’ big hit started late last year and, with these recent revenue numbers in mind, it certainly doesn’t seem like Fortnite’s microtransactions-fueled momentum is going to stop in 2020.
The report also mentioned that games and interactive media made over $120 billion USD in 2019. Mobile games made $64.4 billion USD, which was significantly more money than what was made on PC and consoles. According to SuperData’s 2019 report, digital PC games made $29.6 billion USD and digital console games made $15.4 billion USD.
What do you think of this news? Do these revenue numbers surprise you? How do you hope the game will improve in 2020? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below the article.