- There were 116 million Fortnite players on iOS, 73 million of whom played exclusively on Apple smartphones.
- Apple users are more willing than Android users to spend money on microtransactions, although they still lose to console players.
Thanks to the ongoing lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple, we learned some interesting facts about Fortnite, among others. New information from the case file shows that Fortnite had 116 million players on iOS smartphones, who spent over 2.86 billion hours in the game.
Interestingly, before the game was pulled from App Store, iOS users accounted for as much as 10% of all daily active players (2.5 million out of 25 million on all platforms). Equally impressive are the statistics for those who played Epic Games' title only on Apple smartphones. There are as many as 73 million such people.
A Tweet by Daniel Ahmad (analyst from Niko Partners) also reveals that iOS users are more likely to spend money on microtransactions than people playing on Android. However, it is the console players (PS4 and Xbox One) who dominate the rankings of those paying the most inside games.
The ongoing trial will not end anytime soon. Both companies stand firmly by their positions and it will depend on the judge to decide who is right. For the time being, however, Fortnite remains unavailable in App Store, and people with the game installed do not receive updates.
- Epic Games - official website