Fortnite on iOS has made $300 million through microtransactions in the 200 days since it was released on the platform and that's an awful lot of money.
As of this past August, Fortnite has basically been available to download for absolutely free on every gaming platform imaginable. That's because over the summer, Android owners were given the opportunity to join the battle along with console gamers, PC users, and iPhone owners. Despite the game being completely free to download, its developers, Epic, still make an awful lot of money from it.
When we say an awful lot of money, we mean it. In a recent report by SensorTower, it was revealed that the iOS version of Fortnite alone has already generated $300 million for Epic. That's in only 200 days since the game was released and set available to download on iPhone on March 15th, 2018. Clearly, players purchasing battle passes, extra skins, and outfits quickly add up.
Despite the impressive iOS numbers that Fortnite has racked up in those 200 days, it is not the quickest game to have broken the $300 million barrier. Pokémon Go managed to do so in just 113 days, unsurprisingly. Fortnite does hold the title of the quickest multiplayer game to reach $300 million though, as you can see from the chart below. It has made a full $72 million more than the very popular Clash Royale managed in its initial 200 days.
How do Fortnite's numbers stack up against it's fiercest rival PUBG's we hear you ask? Well, pretty good to put it extremely mildly. PUBG hasn't yet been available on iOS for 200 days so we can't yet make a direct comparison, but in its first 173 days on iPhone, it has generated $47 million. Barring some sort of miracle in the next three weeks, PUBG's 200-day numbers are going to be minuscule compared to Fortnite's.
Fortnite's Android numbers have been promising so far as well. It was released on the platform two months ago and has already garnered $60 million in that time. What makes that lofty total even more impressive is that Epic decided not to make the game available for download via the Google Play store. Clearly, Android owners want the game enough that they are willing to jump through a couple of extra hoops in order to get it.