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Fortnite Ranks as Top-Grossing Game of 2019 With $1.8 Billion

January 4, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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To the surprise of few, when it comes to the top-grossing game of 2019 Fortnite took the crown. Deadline reports that according to the Nielsen-owned SuperData, the Epic Games release brought in $1.8 billion in sales to top the year. That gives the game more money in a single year than any game in history.

SuperData collected the information from revenues for all divisions of games including mobile, PC, console, esports, VR and augmented reality. 2019 saw mobile games bring in $64.4 billion, $29.6 billion via PC games and $15.4 billion on consoles. XR (augmented reality and virtual reality) games brought in $6.3 billion. The total game industry grew by 3% to $120.1 billion in 2019.

Fortnite retained its spot at #1 thanks to its promotions with mainstream pop culture events including Avengers: Endgame, Stranger Things and Star Wars.

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