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Fortnite's February Revenue Eclipses PUBG

Fortnite's February Revenue Eclipses PUBG
From IGN - March 22, 2018
By Shabana Arif

Last month, Fortnite's revenue topped that of its battle royale rival, PUBG, earning $126 million; an impressive feat considering it's a free-to-play game and all of that money came from in-app purchases.

By comparison, PUBG brought in $103 million, with most of that being attributed to the one-off purchase of the game itself, reports The Verge. While PUBG does offer in-app purchases, Bluehole has not mechanised the model as much as Epic, which rolls out new skins and emotes with each new season, as well event-specific items, like the recent Spring It On with its St. Patrick's Day-themed hero and rewards.

Fortnite's free-to-play model combined with the more forgiving learning curve, lower age rating, and style of graphics, are all factors that work well to draw players in, saysanalytics firmSuperdata Research.

If you take PUBG's ongoing battle with cheaters into account, it's easy to see why Fortnite's player base continues to grow, while PUBG's is seemingly dropping off, despite sales reaching 30 million, and the game earning the title of the third highest-selling game in Steam's history.

Fortnite continues to dominate over on Twitch too, becoming the most-watched and most-streamed game on the platform earlier this month, with double the viewership of PUBG.

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