Fortnite made a record-breaking $1.8 billion in 2019

This is impressive for a game that’s free-to-play

Fortnite made $1.8 billion USD (about $2.3 billion CAD) in sales in 2019, which is more than any game in history.

This is s pretty impressive number for a game that’s free-to-play. However, the Fornite does offer a Battle Pass that costs $10 USD, as well as a number of in-game cosmetic purchases like clothes, weapons, dances and reactions.

Epic Games, Fortnite’s developer, states that the game has 125 million active players. Fortnite has been able to remain relevant through its tie-ins with promotions related to popular content such as Stranger Things, Avengers and Star Wars.

The data was compiled from PC, console games, mobile devices, AR, esports, and VR revenues, as reported by Deadline. 

The gaming industry as a whole reached $120 billion USD (about $155.8 billion CAD) in 2019, which is a four percent increase from 2018.

There was $64.4 billion USD (about $83.6 billion CAD) in revenue for mobile games, $29.6 billion (about $38.4 billion CAD) for PC, and $15.4 billion (about $20 billion CAD) for consoles.

Source: Deadline