Fortnite Rakes in $300 Million on iOS

Fortnite Rakes in $300 Million on iOS
The battle royale game has generated vast amounts of cash on iOS since its launch in March 2018.

(CCM) — Fortnite, the hugely popular battle royale game made by Epic, has now grossed over $300 million in micro-transactions on Apple's mobile platform, just 200 days after its launch on Mar. 15, 2018, Gamespot is reporting.

The figure, gleaned from a SensorTower report, shows just how successful Fortnite has been compared to its rivals. For example, PUBG has taken just $47 million since it started selling extra content on Apr. 15, 2018. Fortnite took a further $20 million last week alone, following the much anticipated arrival of Season 6.

In their first 200 days, Clash Royale, Honor of Kings, and Knives Out took just $228 million, $121 million, and $114 million respectively, so Clash Royale is the only title that comes close to Fortnite in terms of money generation.

However, all these titles pale into insignificance in comparison to the revenue generation abilities of Niantic's Pokémon GO, which hit the $300 million generated mark on iOS just 113 days after its release in 2016.

Fortnite was launched on Android on Aug.9, 2018, and since then it has generated $60 million on the platform.

An estimated 70% of Fortnite players purchase in-game content, with the majority spending it on clothing or characters. Other popular items that players pay for include gliders, harvesting tools, and emotes or dance moves.

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