Is Epic Games‘ balloon about to burst?
Although Fortnite has generated more revenue year-on-year in January, after December 2018, Epic Games’ battle royale has performed a 48% drop, according to SuperData. The drop affects all platforms, including the iOS, where just last year (from March), the game bagged half a billion (!) dollars. (We have no data about Android.)
What is even more surprising is that Fortnite didn’t even get into the top ten on the revenue chart in January on mobile! Candy Crush Saga, which took 1.5 billion dollars last year, reached fourth place on the chart behind Honour of Kings, Pokémon GO (800 million dollars in 2018), and Fate/Grand Order. On consoles, Fortnite at least held its ground as it finished second behind FIFA 19, but ahead of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Grand Theft Auto V, and Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. Fortnite claimed fifth place on PC, just one spot ahead of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Compared to last year, spending has dropped by 6% overall. On consoles, it’s 3%, but on PC, it’s a massive 29% drop. In February, Apex Legends launched. Will it affect Fortnite? The answer is likely a „yes.”
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