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Fortnite Generated $1.8 Billion Revenue in 2019, More Than Any Other Game for Second Straight Year

Poorna Shankar | Posted: Jan 5, 2020 1:37 PM
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Fornite is the juggernaut which seemingly cannot be stopped, it seems, if recent revenue numbers are anything to go by.

In a report by SuperData which looks at digital games, the firm notes that Fortnite brought in $1.8 billion in revenue for 2019. This marks the second year in a row where Epic’s free-to-play game has taken the top spot. The next closest game, Dungeon Fighter Online, generated $1.6 billion in revenue.

Digital games in general are up 3% YoY generating $120.1 billion in 2019. Of that, 64.4 billion was on mobile, $29.6 billion on PC, and $15.4 billion on console.

Some other interesting stats:

  • The games and interactive media industry grew 4% in a year with few market movers
  • Free-to-play games accounted for 4 out of every 5 dollars spent on digital games in 2019 thanks to strong performances from mobile games
  • XR revenue climbed 26% to $6.3 billion in 2019 thanks to new headsets like the Oculus Quest

Check out the report here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.