Fortnite Mobile is Making Epic a Lot of Money, and it's Not Even Out on Android Yet

Fortnite Mobile is Making Epic a Lot of Money, and it's Not Even Out on Android Yet

Coming up next for Epic: Pool parties where you swim around in money like Scrooge McDuck.

Fortnite Mobile is doing phenomenally well on the App Store. The game passed $15 million gross since it first began monetizing on March 15, and all signs point to the Hype Train chugging along for quite a while yet. In fact, Fortnite Mobile's fortunes have only begun: Epic's tremendous battle royale game will only make gobs more money when it arrives on Android.

SensorTower, a site dedicated to tracking and commenting on mobile game data, posted earlier today about Fortnite's supersonic rise to the top.

"[T]otal worldwide mobile revenue for Fortnite has surpassed $15 million gross, with about $10.5 million paid to Epic Games, in just 20 days since the game began monetizing on March 15," writes Randy Nelson, SensorTower's Head of Mobile Insights. "Global installs of the game have topped 11 million since launch."

Listen, Epic, I need to borrow some money.

This is just the start, Nelson says. "[T]he question on everyone’s minds isn’t how much Fortnite can earn, but how much more is it poised to make when it eventually arrives on Google Play. If its performance on the App Store to date is any indication, we can easily see the game grossing $3 million or more per day once the Android user base grows to a comparable size in relation to iOS."

SensorTower also published a chart outlining how much the App Store's top earners have made across the past seven days in the United States alone. Fortnite sits at $6.4 million. The next most profitable game is Candy Crush Saga at $5.8 million. Clash of Clans and Pokémon GO follow at $4.1 million and $2.7 million respectively.

Epic Games opened up Fortnite Mobile to all iOS players with compatible devices earlier this week (the game was previously invite-only), and that hasn't done anything to hurt the game's monetization.

It's a crowded battle field out there, and you're going to need every advantage. Make sure you Fortnite Mobile guide.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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