SuperData’s February 2018 revenue summary shows Fortnite’s dominance

Fortnite isn’t just a hit for Epic: It’s a hit for the whole industry. That’s according to SuperData’s latest report, which ranks PC, console, and mobile games according to their global revenues in the month of February.

Fortnite Battle Royale’s dominance in the Free-to-play Console segment drives the segment’s 359% year-over-year growth,” says the analytics firm. “Epic’s Battle Royale title showed no signs of losing steam. Fortnite earned more additional content revenue on console than any game other than Call of Duty: WWII and now has more monthly active users than Grand Theft Auto V.”

Pay-to-play MMOs shrank again this month, continuing the trend identified in previous months. On the PC side, Crossfire and Fantasy Westward Journey Online II switched places, and Hearthstone rejoined the list to bump off Overwatch, but otherwise, it’s pretty much the same list as last week, with World of Warcraft hanging in there at #7.

On the console side, Monster Hunter World dropped a bit as Fortnite rose to #3. Destiny 2 is still hanging in at #7, which may surprise you, and on the mobile side, SuperData’s highlighting Tencent’s QQ Speed, which came almost out of nowhere to rocket to #2 for mobile.

Source: SuperData
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Grave Knight
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Grave Knight

Just need to wait for the March SuperData so FortNite is all all three.

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rafael12104

So Epic built a better mousetrap. Seriously, Fortnite it has more features than PUBG, a faster growing pop, an amazing foothold on consoles, and even though it isn’t listed moving up the charts in mobile.

Competition, it’s a bitch, but I do love it. Lol.

PUBG must not be happy with the current situation.

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Sally Bowls

I CBA to do 30 searches, but my impression is that WoT is the outlier and the other 29 are either EA, ATVI, or TenCent/Asian? I.e., a concentrated Western market.

Xijit
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Xijit

EA only has 4 titles on the list / Activision has 5

DFO & Crossifre are Nexon

PUBG is Bluehole

MHW is Capcom

Lineage M is NCsoft

The rest are Tencent related dumpster titles … but to be fair: pretty much every title on this list is a garbage ass game that either survives off its IP connections or is a P2W shit show that plays itself (outside of making you push “OK” on making a daily cash shop purchase).

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metareal

On PC, Tencent owns fully LoL/Riots
They wanted Bluehole but they already have half of Epic/Fortnight, no urge anymore.
They also own 5% of Activision Blizzard

Xijit
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Xijit

How Tencent trying to buy out the entire industry doesnt flag up at the FTC …

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rafael12104

Yup. It is a good question. But if we get in a trade war with China, the under radar stuff will change immediately.

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Schmidt.Capela

The FTC doesn’t seem to take the gaming industry seriously.

This isn’t exclusive to FTC, mind, but seems to also include most political leaders. They seem to mostly come from demographics that don’t like, and don’t understand, games, and so dismiss games as unimportant and the gaming industry as inconsequential.

Xijit
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Xijit

But in the mean time: China now has the potential keys to UE’s encryption & could back door themselves into basically every player account / network on the planet, while Russia’s ownership of Daybreak gives them Meta Data, bank accounts, and Passwords for every one who has ever touched a SOE title (which is most of everyone).

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Sally Bowls

They did buy some (5%) of Bluehole and are the exclusive distributor of PUBG in its largest market, China. So TenCent should still be profiting handsomely from PUBG.

I had not heard the exact % of ATVI they owned, just they were part of the limited partnership that bought 24.7% of ATVI.

Xijit
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Xijit

Wikipedia said that they were the ones who quietly fronted Bobby K the cash to buy out Viacom, so that 5% probably has several hand shakes under the table.