Fortnite is one of the most popular games on planet Earth right now, and now a new report provides just how much money this free game made in 2018.
According to a Sensor Tower report, the free-to-play game banked $455 million in revenue in 2018 on iOS alone following its launch in March last year, the total figure is much higher given the game is also on Android. The Android edition bypassed the Google Play Store, and is available only through Epic making the figures are unavailable.
Fortnite made $69 million in December alone on iOS, according to Sensor Tower, and this works out to the game’s biggest month ever for revenue. On average in 2018, Fortnite on iOS brought in $1.6 million every day.
The Sensor Tower report also claims Fortnite was downloaded 5.2 million times in December on iOS, which is up 59 percent compared to November. So putting that in terms of numbers – Fortnite has now been downloaded an estimated 82.6 million times on iOS alone.
Fortnite is a free-to-play game that is supported by microtransactions. The game is also available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, so meaning that the game’s total revenue figure will be much higher.
Even though Fortnite’s $455 million on iOS in 2018 is a massive figure, it’s actually less than the reported $800 million that Pokemon Go brought in last year. However, this figure covers iOS and Android, and Pokemon Go has been out since 2016 while Fortnite only launched for iOS in March 2018.