Fortnite is currently one of the most popular battle royale titles out there. The game is played by millions of players every day and everyone enjoys it to the fullest. Various top streamers on Twitch even stream the game daily on their channel, and some of them have even become millionaires thanks to it. However, it seems like Fortnite hasn’t earned as much as it used to this year.
Fortnite Revenue Drops
Recently, a report from SuperData came to the surface which revealed something interesting about Fortnite. According to it, Fortnite’s revenue has dropped around 38 percent as compared to the previous years. The report further claimed that although Fortnite got a boost from season 9, it is still far from its peak as it made around $203 million in May 2019. Although this amount may be little more than what It made in April, it is still around 38% less than what Fortnite made in May 2018.
— SuperData (@_SuperData) June 21, 2019
One thing to keep in mind here is that although the sales have dropped, Fortnite is still going strong and is making an insane amount of money. The main thing is that it just isn’t making as much money as it used to. The report from SuperData has also revealed that consoles contributed to the majority of the revenue and even players. Fortnite was placed 1ston the report in the console category, but it was placed at 5thin the PC category.
Where the Money Comes From
For those wondering, Fortnite earns most of its money from the in-game store. The game was released as a free-to-play title and it still is one. Considering how popular the game is, many players spend a lot of money in the game to buy in-game skins for their characters and weapons along with some other stuff. Although the revenue might’ve dropped to around 38 percent, Fortnite is still making tons of money thanks to the content featured in the in-game store. The developers also have a habit of releasing new content for it from time to time, something which always increases the revenue.
Still Going Strong
In any case, Fortnite is still going strong as compared to its competitors PUBG and Apex Legends. PUBG is doing pretty well so far, but Apex Legends has been struggling with trying to keep its players. Many of its players have left the game because of various reasons. However, Respawn is now trying to improve their game by adding new content to it.
On the other hand, Fortnite players can soon enjoy a brand new in-game event. It has been titled as 14 Days of Summer and players can expect to see some new challenges, content, and much more in it. In addition to this there are also going to be some exclusive summer skins featured in the event, so make sure to get the most out of it before it ends.