To say that Fortnite is a true phenomenon of the gaming world is no longer news. But, his latest achievement is impossible to pass alongside. According to the latest data released by Sensor Tower, Fortnite was the first game for iOS to break through the $ 500 million barrier, or about 442 million euros, in less than a year.
So far, the record holder was the Clash Royale, who overcame the same barrier in 389 days. In turn, although it can also produce positive results. On the Android platform reached only 90 million euros over the same period of time.
These new statistical data only confirm once more the true gold mine that is Fortnite. During these 326 days on the App Store (iOS), the Battle Royale game gave Epic Games more than 1.3 million euros per day.
Fortnite Record on iPhones Brings Million Dollar Recipes to Apple
This is a harsh reality that the most popular applications and games face in both the App Store (iOS) and the Google Play Store (Android). As part of the terms and conditions of both stores. Companies charge a 30% fee on any transaction made in your store or in-app.
Therefore, of the 442 million generated by Fortnite in less than a year, Epic Games ‘only’ received 309 million. On the other hand, Apple has seen in its coffers more than 130 million euros.
This type of charge was the main reason that led Epic Games to make Fortnite available for Android without resorting to the Google Play Store. Although it had a very troubled release. You can now ensure that the entire EUR 90 million goes directly into your coffers. Unfortunately for the company, there is still no alternative to their presence on Apple devices.
Finally, it will be extremely interesting to see what the first half of 2019 reserves for us. Certainly we will see Fortnite receiving a lot of news over the coming months, especially after the latest threat, called Apex Legends .