Fortnite has become the ‘largest free-to-play console game of all time,’ SuperData says

Fortnite is now the largest free-to-play console game of all time, in revenue generated and monthly active users,” SuperData has declared in its monthly revenue report for the gaming industry for March 2018. The game sits at the tippy-top of the console listing and has now breezed past both PUBG and World of Warcraft to sit at #5 on PC.

Fortnite had quite a March. The game has overtaken the previous ‘king of battle royale,’ PUBG, in terms of revenue generated and monthly active users across all platforms. It also hit the #1 spot by revenue on iOS in the United States in its launch month, and has the highest conversion rate of any free-to-play PC game in March. […] There’s no other way to say it: the game is a phenomenon. Fortnite generated $223 million across all platforms (console, PC, Mobile) in March, up a whopping 73% from February.”

Hearthstone’s re-entry to the PC side has bumped Far Cry 5 out of the top 10 (though Far Cry 5 on console is at #2). Destiny 2 is now nowhere to be found, Monster Hunter World has sunk to #10 on the console side, and Sea of Thieves debuted at #7 for console revenue. Don’t get too excited about Sea of Thieves, though; the analytics firm says almost half of the game’s two million or so monthly active users were playing the free trial.

We don’t cover Dungeon Fighter Online much as it’s a very small MMORPG here in the west, but in the east, it’s still huge. And it has a great month too.

Dungeon Fighter Online has generated the highest revenue of any Free-to-Play PC game in March on the back of their third anniversary celebration and a limited event that challenged players to level up new characters for special items.”

Source: SuperData
SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Code of Conduct | Edit Your Profile | Commenting FAQ | Badge Reclamation | Badge Key

LEAVE A COMMENT

7 Comments on "Fortnite has become the ‘largest free-to-play console game of all time,’ SuperData says"

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Reader
rocketskates69

LOL

31306943_10160231506340526_3282881277304813102_n.jpg
Weilan
Reader
Weilan

I don’t understand why Far Cry is on the list. Far Cry games are like CoD games – they come and go and are forgotten. Remember when Far Cry 3 was the shit? I remember. And now absolutely nobody talks about it anymore.

All the other games are online and that’s their main selling point. Far Cry 5 will be forgotten completely in a year, but the rest of the listed games will remain.

Reader
Denice J. Cook

To be fair, WoW is a subscription game, though. The fact that it can go head-to-head against a strong mix of F2P games, never mind that it launched back in 2004, says a lot about its continued popularity. And this from someone who wouldn’t touch anything WoW-related except for an official classic server with a 10-foot fishing pole. :P

Reader
Sorenthaz

It’s pretty much at the point where the only thing that’ll kill Fortnite is Epic themselves.

Which they very well could do if they make too many stupid decisions.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Greaterdivinity

Man…this reeks of H1Z1/Just Survive all over again. The survival part of the game gets seemingly abandoned to throw all support behind the popular PvP half of the game. I get it and all, it’s the smart thing to do from the business side of things.

But damnit, I have literally zero interest in these battle royal games. I just want to see the PvE half of the game get finished so I can give it a spin, looks mildly amusing but nowhere near enough to drop cash on.

Good on Epic though, they’re fucking killing it while the game has its time in the sun.

Reader
Sorenthaz

Save the World has been SLOWLY improving and getting better. They’ve actually made some great changes to it that were giant “why the hell would you do this in the first place” things, i.e. running costing Energy when Energy is required for abilities… and they are going to have stat rerolls and stuff coming in May, but ofc they’ve still got a lot of convoluted systems and progression still feels pretty bleh.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
John Bagnoli

I play it. Wait for another sale where you can get the basic version for $20. Just my opinion of course, but I recommend the PvE game. My friends and I are having a lot of fun.

I play the Battle Royale occasionally as well. And did buy in on the second Season. However, I’m so bad I wasn’t going to waste my money again :)