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Fortnite Passes $500 Million in Revenue on iOS Setting a New Record

Feb 13, 2019

A new record has been set by Fortnite on iOS, which is that it has made $500 million in revenue in only 326 days! This is a huge record for the battle royale game that has become a hit across all platforms including PC, console, and mobile. You probably have heard us talk about Fortnite before.

We have talked a lot about Fortnite due to the fact that this is a game that people want to hear more about. We just got some new information from Sensor Tower which shows another record has been broken by this game. Keep reading to learn more of the details surrounding Fortnite breaking a revenue record on iOS.

Fortnite Breaks Revenue Record on iOS with Over $500 Million

In just 326 days, Fortnite has managed to earn more than $500 million in revenue on iOS. This is a huge feat for any game, and it also is breaking another record. Fortnite has been breaking a ton of records ever since it was released back in 2018. This means that Fortnite has beaten every single other game that has been available on iOS in terms of crossing this mark. We learned of this information through Sensor Tower, which released this information from store intelligence analysis.

Fortnite ended up being the highest-grossing console game and PC game in 2018, so we should not be shocked at how well it has done on iOS. Clash Royale previously held the record for passing $500 million on iOS. When it comes to Clash Royale, it took that game 389 days to reach $500 million on iOS. That means Fortnite has managed to beat this record by 63 days, and that is a record we probably will not see broken anytime soon. When looking at Android, both games had reached $100 million in revenue during the same time frame.

Epic Games Sets iOS Record with Fortnite Revenue Topping $500 Million

There is a difference when it comes to iOS and Android revenue, with iOS always seeing higher revenue than Android. Often times we see about 5 times less revenue made on Android when compared with iOS. This is actually pretty surprising information considering millions more people own Android devices than iOS devices. One good thing when it comes to Android is that Epic Games was able to bypass the Google Play Store. Epic Games was able to release their own launcher for the game, meaning that the company was able to keep all of the Fortnite profits.

On iOS, things are different because Apple takes a 30 percent cut of the revenue that Fortnite generates. Even though Apple takes a pretty big cut of revenue, across both platforms the game has managed to still earn millions in revenue. When it comes to the breakdown of the revenue on iOS, Americans accounted for $320 million of the revenue. This cuts across all iOS devices, so it goes to show just how many American players have been enjoying Fortnite.

Sensor Tower does not have the same geographical information regarding Android, although we expect the United States is a bit lower on the Android revenue side of things. That is because there are more people worldwide using Android, especially in the developing countries. It makes sense that iOS is a more common platform in America, but elsewhere in the world Android reigns supreme.

Epic Games Already is Seeing Competition to Fortnite that Could Impact Revenue

There is already competition brewing for Epic Games when it comes to Fortnite. Apex Legends is actually doing very well right now. This game has been outpacing Fortnite in terms of the overall growth. There is even a mobile port of Apex Legends coming very soon as it has already been talked about and is planned. Once this happens, it will be interesting to see what happens with Fortnite. When talking about Fortnite and Apex Legends, it is pretty clear that the battle royale genre is growing, and it does not appear to be slowing down at all.

We want to know what you think about Fortnite and the battle royale genre overall. Do you think that battle royale is a trend and just a fad or do you think battle royale is here to stay? Have you played Fortnite before or have you been reluctant to play this super popular game? If you are playing Fortnite right now, tell us which devices or platforms you are playing the game on. Do you think that Apex Legends has a chance to beat the records Fortnite has been setting across the various platforms? Let us know in the comments below what you think about the revenue made on iOS and if you think it is possible to sustain long-term.