PUBG continues to sell well while Fortnite sales decline

Jun 25 2019 2 min read

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According to a SuperData report, Fortnite made $203 million across PC, mobile and console in May. Though higher than April revenue, this amount is still 38% lower than Fortnite spending from May 2018. 

Unlike Fortnite, PUBG is a $30 game, so any consistent spending on it is a positive sign. After losing much of its market share to Fortnite and Apex Legends which are both free-to-play games, PUBG was able to sell an estimated 4.7 million digital units in May. 

It is unknown for how long Fortnite’s drop in spending will continue for, but Apex Legends spending is expected to rise due to its upcoming release of season 2. PUBG is also showing no sign of slowing down, so Epic Games’ spectacular battle royale game may stand to lose even more revenue in July, compared to last year. 

SuperData estimates consumer spending on digital games across PC, console and mobile in the month of May amounts to $8.7 billion. This is 4% lower than consumer spending from the same month last year, attributed to a 6% decline in mobile revenue. Mobile made up over 50% of global game revenue in 2018 at $61 billion and has been the bulk of game revenue for a number of years now. According to SuperData, global game spending in 2018 was $119.6 and will make about $118.2 billion in 2019.

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