Fortnite is again in news for all the right reasons. The battle royale game has just grossed over $15 million just after 20 days of its release.
$15 million in revenue with in-app purchases
Thanks to in-app purchases, Fortnite continues to grind record after record on the App Store. The mobile version of the game, currently available exclusively for iOS, has just grossed $15 million.
With such a figure, Fortnite races past popular games like Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, and Pokémon GO.
Surprisingly, the game’s success has been totally unaffected by the release of its arch-rival, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, on the iOS App Store.
The chart given below depicts the amount of money top games generated in the past seven days through player spending.
It’s worth noting that the $15 million figure actually refers to the revenue, not profit.
Apple will deduct 4.5 million dollars form the total sum for providing hosting and other services. However, Epic Games will still walk away with $10.5 million which is not too shabby.
Fortnite clearly owes its success to the invite-based system. The initial scarcity of invites generated a lot of hype for the game and allowed it to quickly build up a dedicated user base of gamers.
It currently leads the “downloads” category in 20 regions and remains #1 in the “in-app purchase” category.
What next for Epic Games?
Epic Games will obviously try to milk the franchise some more in the future. The gaming company will now focus on a quick rollout for the Android operating system, which is yet to receive the game.
A full Android release will easily double or even triple the money the game is generating right now.
The reason behind this is the enormous user base of Android smartphones.
If you are an Android user, you should expect a release very soon. Hopefully, you will be able to play Fortnite with your iPhone counterparts in the coming month.