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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.

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IamTylerDurden1187d ago

Wow i remember someone arguing that even though Fortnite is bigger PUBG made more money due to Fortnite's f2p model. Guess not..

Thatguy-310187d ago

To think that all that is for cosmetic items lmao the game has a hold on people.....i think I wasted close to 150$ last month hahaha

BLAKHOODe186d ago

$250+ between myself, my kid having an account and a nephew's account. Probably closer to $350. But between the 3 of us, we've probably played for over 1000 hours. So, well worth it.

DarkVoyager186d ago (Edited 186d ago )

The prices for outfits and such are ridiculous. They’ve made 10x the development cost already I’m sure. This is pure greed. I don’t care how many hours you’ve played it.

Prices should be around $5 for and outfit and $2 for other items. Not $20 for an outfit and $10 for a pickaxe that took an artist one day to make.

Tetsujin186d ago

Also remember Fortnite is available across the board (Xbox, PC, PS4, and now mobile) as well as having a story mode. So there's options of what to play on, and if you want PvP and/or a story.

OffRoadKing186d ago

And now you see kids why microtransactions are here to stay. Gotta get those super cool outfits.

moegooner88186d ago

"Free to play" is the key word.

OffRoadKing186d ago (Edited 186d ago )

Oh I get it, but it always cracks me up how people end up spending two and sometime three times the amount of a full price game in the end. It was a clever gimmick someone came up with to subtly milk people out of more than what they would have just paid for a full price game, that's why Gaas like offerings such as Game Pass are sheep in wolves clothing. Seem good on the surface but in the end they intend to bleed the gamer dry.

DarkVoyager186d ago

“Free to play" is the key word.”

Not this excuse again. They made $126 million in one month. They could charge 1/4th the current prices of cosmetics and still do exceptional.

chiefJohn117186d ago (Edited 186d ago )

4 platforms vs 2 platforms and in early access. It's cazy how it made that much in a month off mt alone.

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