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Gaming NewsJan 17, 2019 at 4:51p PSTby Adrian Werner

Fortnite earned 2.4 billion dollars in 2018

SuperData Group has published a report summarizing the results of the digital gaming market for the past year. The leader was Fortnite, which generated 2.4 billion dollars of revenue.

Fortnite is the master of all masters and king of all kings. - 2019-01-18
Fortnite is the master of all masters and king of all kings.

Analysts from the SuperData group provided a summary of the digital gaming sector for the past year. Revenue was $109.8 billion, 11% more than in 2017. The growth was partly due to the crazy popularity of Fortnite, which generated $2.4 billion revenue in 2018.

The largest share in the digital market has mobile games, which amounted to 61.3 billion $. The division into individual market categories in case of other hardware platforms looks interesting. On PC free-to-play games generated $17 billion of revenue, social productions - 7.3 billion, and premium titles - 7.2 billion $. On the other hand, on consoles, the F2P category amounted to $2 billion, while the premium category amounted to $10.7 billion.

Taking into account the whole category of digital games, including mobile positions, free-to-play productions accounted for 80% of all revenues. However, analysts underline the strong position of the premium category in Western markets.

Red Dead Redemption 2's revenue in digital distribution amounted to $516 million. All in all, the entire premium category increased by 10%, reaching the level of $17.9 billion.

The $119.6 billion obtained by the digital market also includes e-sport ($1.2 billion) and streaming of gaming materials. Interestingly, in this category, Twitch generated more revenue from 183 million viewers than YouTube, which boasts an audience of 594 million. This is due to the fact that Twitch users are more likely to support their favorite creators directly. Contributions and paid subscriptions are responsible for 32% of all revenue, compared to only 9% for YouTube.

Best earning digital games of 2018

The lists of the best earning digital games of last year were also presented. When analyzing the list of premium games, it should be remembered that both sales of digital editions and revenues from micropayments were included in the analysis.

Premium Games

#

Game:

Publisher:

Digital revenue of 2018:

1.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Bluehole

1,03 billion $

2.

FIFA 18

Electronic Arts

790 million $

3.

Grand Theft Auto V

Take-Two Interactive

628 million $

4.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

Activision Blizzard

612 million $

5.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Take-Two Interactive

516 million $

6.

Call of Duty: WWII

Activision Blizzard

506 million $

7.

FIFA 19

Electronic Arts

482 million $

8.

Monster Hunter: World

Capcom

467 million $

9.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

Ubisoft

440 million $

10.

Overwatch

Activision Blizzard

429 million $

Free-to-play Games

#

Game:

Publisher:

Digital revenue of 2018:

1.

Fortnite

Epic Games

2,4 billion $

2.

Dungeon Fighter Online

Nexon

1,5 billion $

3.

League of Legends

Riot Games/Tencent

1,4 billion $

4.

Pokemon GO

Niantic

1,3 billion $

5.

CrossFire

Neowiz Games

1,3 billion $

6.

Arena of Valor/Honour of Kings

Tencent`

1,3 billion $

7.

Fate/Grand Order

Aniplex

1,2 billion $

8.

Candy Crush Saga

King/Activision Blizzard

1,1 billion $

9.

Monster Strike

Mixi

1 billion $

10.

Clash Royale

Supercell / Tencent

900 million $

  1. SuperData Official Webpage
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