Data show that battle royale gamers tend to spend more money on games

    
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So, how are battle royale fans different from any other sort of competitive gamer? A recent study put out by market intelligence firm Newzoo finds that they’re more dedicated. In basically every metric, too. Battle royale fans tend to be more likely to spend money over other competitive gamers (88 percent vs. 75 percent), more likely to invest over six hours of time in games a week (30 percent vs. 25 percent on console, 40 percent vs. 32 percent on PC), and more likely to watch several e-sports events per month (28 percent vs. 19 percent).

It also confirms once again that Fortnite is eating PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players, but you already knew that.

Of course, this particular report uses the somewhat fuzzy metric of “competitive gamers,” which could mean a lot of different things. Still, it means that there’s definitely engagement and dedication on that side of the fence, something that does tend to justify the amount of money being poured into the subgenre. Check out the full report if you’re curious about the details of how running around and shooting people in a box stacks up compared to more traditional options.

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John Mclain

Excellent, now that we have rounded them all up into a single location, the eradication for the betterment of humanity can begin. (Evil laughter.)

(Disturbingly realizes this would actually improve things for the rest of us.)

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BDJ

Where is Keekay, who swore up and down Fortnite would never overtake PUBG… who also swore that the fortnite viewership numbers were fake?

Got some crow for ya bro!

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dumpster_baby

wonder how many 10 year olds with their mother’s credit card skew the stats.

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Armsbend

Money is money.

Pepperzine
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Pepperzine

How does that skew the stats? If there is a lot of them doing that (and not just a feew outliers) then the stats are accurately capturing the distribution.

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rafael12104

Lol! Fuzzy math to say the least.

Let’s see. More people are playing Fortnite, therefore, more money is being spent on Fortnite. Conclusion: Fortnite players spend more money on games? LOL!

That’s blurry math, not just fuzzy, but blurry.

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Armsbend

Also there isn’t any spending fatigue yet. Everything is new and no one has bling. At a certain point you have so much junk you simply buy less. At least I do.

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Blake

smh

K38FishTacos
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K38FishTacos

Great news

PurpleCopper
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PurpleCopper

I wonder if Fortnite will overtake LoL, think Battle Royale players spend more than MOMBA players?

velinos
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velinos

Also shows that you don’t need loot crates with random chance to make money. Just sell the stuff out right in a fun game. Hopefully they break the stupid loot gambling trend that has been going on for to long.

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Bannex

Should be retitled “Fad gaming locusts spend the most money on the hottest new gaming trends.”

Seems a little less interesting that way

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J

Coming soon… A market flooded with clones that don’t understand why they aren’t making as much money.

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Bannex

Coming soon? Or already here…

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kilikan

Nah. It’s not flooded yet. We’re talking Moba levels of flooding.

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Sorenthaz

AAA developers haven’t really stepped into it yet.