Fortnite rakes in $300 million on iOS in 200 days


The mobile version of Fortnite, particularly the iOS release, has been a huge hit, according to marketing intelligence company Sensor Tower. The analyst's latest report reveals that the iOS version of Fortnite has raked in $300 million in the 200 days since its launch on the platform (March 15).

These numbers are hardly surprising considering Fortnite's clever business model – a free-to-play game that's available on pretty much every relevant system on the market and is earning money mainly from in-app purchases of cosmetic unlocks. Fortnite also has a PvE mode called "Save the World", which is not free, but the amount of money the game is making comes primarily from the aforementioned cosmetics. Adding to this is the fact that players can make in-game purchases on any platform, using Fortnite's V-Bucks currency, that can then be synced with their account on other platforms.

Sensor Tower's latest report reveals that Fortnite has made $300 million in its first 200 days on iOS. For context, Clash Royale — another hugely popular free-to-play mobile game with in-app purchases — earned $228 in its first 200 days.

Players worldwide have spent an average of $1.5 million per day in the iOS version of Fortnite since launch and about $2.5 million since Season 6 arrived on September 27, Sensor Tower claims.

source: Sensor Tower

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24 Comments

1. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1435; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It's such a s**tty game though... What happened to quality gaming.

4. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I never thought mobile fos games can rival their PC or console counterparts....but some progress is being made in this direction. Anyway I haven’t played Fortnite till now. Monument valley blew my mind though when it first came out.

13. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Pubg is better than fortnite. But what is better than all those mobile smartphone games is VR gaming. Even a number of the VR portable mobile games (Daydream, Gear VR, Oculus Go) blow fortnite out of the water.

14. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Oh you belong to the PUBG gang , I see :) I also haven’t played PUBG , but looking at the gameplay I would probably enjoy pubg more too... How is networking / mulitplayer on the VR games ? Because I am quite sure Fortnite/ PUBG couldn’t make even 1/10th of their revenue without their strong emphasis on multiplayer.

22. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

I'll save you the disappointment! PUBG is a crappy game trying to catch up the amazingness that is Fornite. Don't bother with that second hand garbage

21. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

PUBG? LMAO! Nice joke kiddo! I needed a good laugh! HAHA!

16. chromoid

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

No they don't , they only compare to what a PC with I tegrated graphics can play, and they are not on par,it's the dpi that would make them looks better, but an AA game that has good graphics or demands even a mid range card will not be on mobile or will have crappy graphics compared to both consoles and PC. they will never blow anyone who plays console or AAA games mind. Which goes for fortnite. It's crappy but kids own phones and they haven't choice. Even the switch version has crappy graphics compared to ps4 and the switch version has better graphics than the iOS one

17. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Yeah , true. It is physically impossible for a mobile device to have the power of a discrete graphics card. That does not stop manufacturers from claiming “console quality graphics” year after year LOL.

15. Chris_ABN

Posts: 194; Member since: May 16, 2018

Quality gaming went to the s**t hole when mobile gaming came out.

2. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

What is PvE?

3. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Player vs Environment..got it.

23. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Why are you answering your own questions? A quick Google search before posting that comment would been the common sense approach.

5. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Any news about fortnite in android making profit? Especially Samsung putting too much effort in promoting it.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Why did you even care? Go back you your cave Sheeple..

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If you read the article, the original one, you would have read that they estimate it on 60 million dollars in roughly 60 days. And it's not even available on all Android smartphones yet.

24. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Nah! Samsung and Android are trash so can't imagine trash selling well or making a profit.....

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

GJ Tencent? ... I guess?

9. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I tried it on the iPad And it sucks. I cannot get the controls to save my life. On the flip side PUBG mobile is almost perfect. I really like that one:

10. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

with parents paying their kids in vbucks for doing chores and other things,you'd think that they'd be making more money. Especially now that you can connect all of the home consoles and mobile devices. I moved to playing more Arena of Valor....Fortnite is cool until a 9 year old yells "git wreked n00b"

11. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

with parents paying their kids in vbucks for doing chores and other things,you'd think that they'd be making more money. Especially now that you can connect all of the home consoles and mobile devices. I moved to playing more Arena of Valor....Fortnite is cool until a 9 year old yells "git wreked n00b"

12. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

The problem with online games hackers.

18. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

More than $1 million per day. Damn I made the wrong career choice.

19. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

What was that career choice?i'm eager to know it

20. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"More than $1 million per day. Damn I made the wrong career choice." It's actually a lot more than $1 million per day, these figures are dwarved by the revenue generated from consoles and pc.

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