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Report: Fortnite Earned $203 Million in Digital Revenue in May 2019 - VGChartz
Report: Fortnite Earned $203 Million in Digital Revenue in May 2019

Report: Fortnite Earned $203 Million in Digital Revenue in May 2019 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 June 2019 / 1,206 Views

Epic Games' Fortnite earned $203 million in digital revenue in May 2019 across all platforms, according to a report from research firm SuperData. This is an increase over April 2019, however, this is down 36 percent when compared to May 2018. Video game consoles account for the largest share of players and revenue. 

The worldwide digital spending on games dropped four percent in May 2019, driven by a six percent decrease in mobile revenue. However, the drop off in Fortnite revenue helped drag down sales on consoles and Windows PC. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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16 Comments

Darwinianevolution (on 24 June 2019)

Well, this is paying Epic exclusivities on PC. At this rate they are not going to slow down anytime soon...


Chazore (on 24 June 2019)

Oh they will. In time, those FN kids will grow up or move onto other games. It's always about the next big shiny thing on the block and FN cannot hold onto being shiny forever.

If they don't invest in new games, they'll be losing money when FN fades.


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KoyomiAraragi (on 24 June 2019)

Disgusting.


Ganoncrotch (on 24 June 2019)

Why? It's one of the most popular games on earth on nearly every platform.


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Cerebralbore101 (on 24 June 2019)

Anything free and at least decent quality is going to be popular.


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CuCabeludo (on 24 June 2019)

Fortnite will last for more than one decade easily. League of Legends is over a decade old and still the top 1 PC game in revenue. If LoL can stay strong after 10 years, so can Fortnite.


Cerebralbore101 (on 24 June 2019)

Yeah, but LoL is bloated and bad at this point.


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CuCabeludo (on 24 June 2019)

@Cerebralbore101 Teamfight Tactics is a new LoL mod that just released and already is top streamed. LoL train wont slow down anytime soon, mainly on the e-sport scene which is huge.


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Cerebralbore101 (on 24 June 2019)

e-sports? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I can't even remember last time an e-sport got its own thread here on vgchartz. I can't remember the last time a respectable gaming publication did an article on e-sports. Not even PC Gamer covers it, and you would think they would.


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CuCabeludo (on 24 June 2019)

@Cerebralbore101 vgchart public is about single player games, nothing else. A decisive official LoL mach stream can have millions of viewers.


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Cerebralbore101 (on 24 June 2019)

Yeah, but it's not only vgchartz. Almost no respectable game sites cover e-sports outside of fighting games. And millions of viewers isn't all that impressive for a free to play game. It's free. And free + decent = popular. Most gamers in the US don't even know about LoL, and if they do, they think it's old hat.


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CuCabeludo (on 24 June 2019)

@Cerebralbore101 That's the idea, it's by being free and having a low PC spec requirements that helps LoL to make 2 billion+ bucks in online revenue a year.


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Cerebralbore101 (on 24 June 2019)

What exactly are we arguing over again? Yes, it's popular. Yes, it makes money. What does that have to do with it being bad? If it's popular and makes money does that mean it's good? Lots of bad things are popular and make money.


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Cerebralbore101 (on 24 June 2019)

I bet most Fortnite players with a job have already spent more than $60 on this game. It's free, but so was LoL, and I wound up spending over $200 on that over three years. Regardless of whether it's good or not, I've gotta stay away from F2P games. I tend to overspend like that. :(


CuCabeludo (on 24 June 2019)

@Cerebralbore101 yet a decisive official LoL match stream can get millions of viewers. VGchart public is only about single player games, nothing else.


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Cerebralbore101 (on 24 June 2019)

Transformers explodathon movies can get millions of viewers too. What's your point?


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