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Fortnite’s February Revenue Overtakes PUBG with $126 Million

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Fortnite’s February Revenue Overtakes PUBG with $126 Million

Epic Games’ Fortnite has taken a major step toward dominating the battle royale market, overtaking PUBG in monthly revenue for the first time ever.

According to Superdata Research, Fortnite Battle Royale’s February revenue totaled $126 million last month through in app purchases alone, with the game still following a free to play model. This is compared to PUBG’s $103 million, which in contrast relied on software sales through Steam.

This marks the first time the free to play game has surpassed PUBG in overall revenue, but follows the trend of Fortnite’s growing popularity. Since its release in September of last year, Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode has quickly developed a strong following across several sectors of gaming media, with celebrities and streaming personalities alike showing their support for the game. The title currently sits at the number one spot for both games viewed and games streamed on Twitch, with some streamers even bringing in as much as $500,000 per month by playing the game on the streaming platform.

PUBG, meanwhile, has seen its player base declining despite strong sales and has started to lag behind its competition in terms of Twitch views. One of the biggest factors for this among critics is an ongoing issue with cheaters, which contributed to the banning of 1 million players in January.

Fortnight Battle Royale is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mobile. For more on the game, check out the recently revealed replay mode headed to the game in the near future.

[Source: The Verge]


Keenan McCall is a freelance journalist with experience in a variety of areas, but for whatever reason, he decided to cover everything related to nerd culture. From games to comics, anime to figures, TV to books and music, he’s always looking for what’s new from the world of entertainment and what it means for the people who consume it. It should also be noted that his Twitter feed is less a series of insightful thoughts and opinions so much as it’s a steady stream of memes, references and cute animal videos.

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