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Fortnite mobile clears 100 million downloads and $160m revenue

Fortnite mobile clears 100 million downloads and $160m revenue

Fortnite mobile has generated 100 million downloads in less than five months since its launch exclusively on the iOS App Store.

That’s according to market intelligence Apptopia, which said Fortnite was slower to the milestone than Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go. The two took 68 days and 71 days respectively, compared to Fortnite's 138 days.

The battle royale blockbuster did reach the market quicker than multi-billion dollar success Clash Royale however, which took 607 days to rack up as many downloads. Apptopia anticipates that PUBG Mobile will take 344 days from launch to hit the mark.

Sticking around

Between May and June meanwhile, players were said to have spent 2.7 billion hours playing Fortnite on mobile, with an average session time of 21.6 minutes. This compares to the estimated session length of 14.8 minutes for Pokemon Go.

As well as claiming Fortnite has passed the 100m download milestone, Apptopia also estimated the title has brought in $160 million in revenue from in-app purchases.

This would put it on pace to hit $500 million around April 2019. A Fortnite Android release is expected this summer, which is likely to propel revenues further.

The sales estimate comes a few days after another intelligence firm, Sensor Tower, claimed the title had made more than $150 million to date.


Senior Editor

Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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