Fortnite in-game purchases pass $1 billion mark

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Fortnite has generated more than $1 billion of income from in-game purchases alone.

According to a report from Superdata the insanely popular Battle Royale game has raked in over $1 billion in in-game purchases for Epic Games, despite being on sale for less than a year. 

In May 2018 alone, Fortnite generated more than $318 million in revenue. And according to Superdata’s report, the Battle Royale genre is now the most popular in the world – at least as far as streaming and YouTube views are concerned – with over 700 million hours of content involving the genre viewed in May (with MOBAs in second place, clocking up 275 million hours). 

Fortnite’s Season 5 kicked off last week, including a new Battle Pass which is likely to see the game generate even more money for Epic Games, and bringing a new map and lots of new skins. If, due to some strange quirk of fate, you haven’t yet encountered Fortnite, check its website out here.

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Steve Boxer
Steve Boxer has been writing about videogames since the early 1990s. His first console was an Atari VCS, and he misspent most of his youth in the 1980s in the arcades. As well as for Green Man Gaming, he can be found writing for The Guardian, Empire, TechRadar and Pocket-Lint. He’s currently having trouble deciding whether his favourite console is his Xbox One X or his Switch, and plays a wide range of games, but especially RPGs (he loves a good JRPG) action-adventure titles, shooters of all descriptions and driving games. Follow him here.