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Fortnite Generated $223 Million in March; Crowned Number One F2P Console Game of All Time

There is absolutely no denying Fortnite has taken the world by storm since its release on PC, consoles and even mobile devices. However, some haven’t yet grasped the magnitude of success this game has accomplished so far.

According to the latest report on SuperData Research’s website, Fortnite is officially the number one game on consoles in terms of March earnings and is officially the biggest free-to-play title in history. The game managed to raise its revenue by 73% compared to February, gathering $223 million across all platforms. Other titles who did well are Far Cry 5, Sea of Thieves and Candy Crush on mobile devices.

Fortnite, Fortnite, FortniteThere’s no other way to say it: the game is a phenomenon. Fortnite generated $223 million across all platforms (console, PC, Mobile) in March, up a whopping 73% from February. Drake, a new season of the Battle Pass, and a John Wick skin all contributed to the massive growth.

Far Cry 5 marks a strong return for the franchise. Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5 sold an estimated 2.5 million digital units across console and PC. On console, Far Cry 5‘s digital launch was up nearly 500% compared to Far Cry Primal two years ago. This points to not only the underlying health of the Far Cry series, but also to growing digital download rates for AAA console games in 2018.

Sea of Thieves has early success but with a caveat. Sea of Thieves had 1.7 million monthly active users on console and 283,000 on PC during its launch month. However – more than half of these users obtained the game through the limited free trial offered as part of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. This leaves some unanswered questions concerning the long-term success of the title.

Candy Crush hits another multi-year high on mobile. Candy Crush had its most successful month since 2014. King’s flagship mobile title has been showing double-digit year-over-year growth since mid-2017.

Fortnite train keeps moving forward.

GR

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