Simply how large Fortnite? Very large. Very, very large. $296 million in April, large. That’s in keeping with SuperData Research (through The Verge), a service that tracks digital sport gross sales. The quantity, which incorporates gross sales from the console, cellular and PC variations of the sport, is up $73 million from simply final month.
The sandbox’s survival sport’s April numbers are additionally greater than double the $126 million it earned again in February. The title is presently atop Superdata’s console chart, and is quantity 5 on the PC, a number of slots forward of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. In keeping with the survey it “as soon as once more it broke the document for many further content material income in a single month by a console sport.”
As for cellular, the title didn’t crack the highest 10, however the smartphone has clearly been a driving drive in current development. Fortnite arrive on iOS in the midst of March, and its upcoming jump to Android is more likely to push the title’s success even additional. After which, in fact, there’s the prize swimming pools.
Earlier this month, Epic added a contest that allow gamers compete for large sums of its in-game currency, V-Bucks. And simply this week, the corporate introduced plans to spend $100 million actual world on Fornite eSports competitions for the following two years.