Epic really has nailed the perfect storm of appeal and fun gameplay with Fortnite. According to revenue reports from analyst firm Superdata, it’s been revealed that Fortnite is now the top-grossing console title and fifth highest grossing PC title worldwide in March. This revenue placed it ahead of titanic titles like CS:GO and World of Warcraft.
For overall revenue generated, Epic pulled in a monumental $223 million last month taking into account consoles, mobile, and PC. This number is up 73% up on February. And in case you were wondering, that tally makes Fortnite the best-earning F2p mobile game of all-time.
Consumer spending was down slightly last month when it comes to free-to-play PC and social games, but console revenues made up for it. People spent $8.9 billion across all platforms in March, which is up 2 percent year-over-year from $8.7 billion in 2017. But it doesn’t seem as though that shift had much of an impact on the exceedingly popular title.
But for every success story, there’s a failure. It was recently revealed that the newest entrant into the Battle Royale genre, Radical Heights, has fallen significantly in terms of player numbers. This is a trap that Fortnite and Epic seem to have avoided. And given that the developer has done and excellent job ramping up player hype around in-game events, like a meteor shower, it doesn’t look like Fortnite‘s going anywhere anytime soon.
It may be only a matter of time until the bubble bursts on Battle Royale games, but for now at least, the genre looks to be on the up.
Fortnite is free-to-play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Windows and Mac, and is available now.