Battle Royale games

19/05/2019

Today’s games have come to be very popular among young people and not only. They bring a lot of money into the budget of every company that produces them. There have been some studies of who is at the top at the moment.
So the mobile analytics company Sensor Tower recently came up with a new report focused on the continued success of battle royale games on mobile platforms such as iOS. According to research, the top five mobile games in the battle royale genre have grossed a total of $ 2 billion in less than two years.
Sensor Tower says Knives Out, Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, Garena Free Fire and Rules of Survival have grossed a total of $ 2 billion. Knives Out is in the top with $ 643 million, followed by Fornite with $ 630 million. PUBG Mobile ranks third with $ 438 million.
Worth noting, Fortnite’s revenue estimate from Sensor Tower is based exclusively on iOS, while the number obtained by Knives Out is a combination of iOS and Android.
In the first quarter of 2019 alone, these five titles earned combined $ 476 million, up 63% from $ 91 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. PUBG led the rankings with $ 148 million, followed by Fornite with $ 119.4 million. Interestingly, Fortnite’s revenue fell 26 percent from the third quarter, according to Sensor Tower:
Combined player spending in those five titles in the first quarter of 2019 reached $ 476 million globally, ahead of PUBG Mobile with $ 148 million, or about 31% of the total. This was an increase of nearly 63% compared to the fourth quarter from 91 million dollars in the 4th quarter of 2018, when PUBG Mobile accounted for approximately 19% of the expenditure combined on the five titles.
Fortnite for iOS has recorded a decrease of its revenue to 25% in the last quarter, from 34% in quarter 4 of 2018, with a decrease of 26% from one quarter to another, of around 119.4 million dollars.
Free battle royale games such as Fortnite and PUBG have proved incredibly popular on iOS. This segment is expected to be even busier later this year, and Apex Legends is expected to appear on mobile this year. With Fortnite’s revenue down, there certainly seems to be a market position for Apex on iOS.