In an interview with GamesBeat, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney stated “the best type of funding a company can get: microtransactions from happy customers.” which gave their company “unlimited ability to invest in our technology, our games, and all the ecosystem around it.”.
WSJ reported that some parents are hiring Fortnite coaches to make their kids better at Fortnire, giving them $10 to $20 wage per hour. Saying “There’s pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it, you can imagine what that was like for him at school.”
Market research firm Superdata reported that Fortnite made over $1 billion from in-game purchases.
Korean Ratings Board has listed Switch version of Fortnite stating “a third-person shooter action Nintendo switch game that collects resources and builds defensive fortresses to stop monsters. Comic expression of a slight level of attack. (Attack expression using various weapons against human and extraterrestrial life)”. And list of E3 Nintendo games that leaked through 4chan also had the Fortnite on Switch.
According to SuperData Research, Fortnite became the biggest free-to-play title in history by generating $223 million in March.
It also beat PUBG in terms of revenue generated and monthly active users across all platforms.
According to VentureBeat, DICE is working on a battle royale mode on their next title, Battlefield 5.
According to Sensor Tower, Fortnite has made over $1.5 million in 3 days.