Sensor Tower's mobile analytics firm is out today with a new report focused on the ongoing success of royale battle games on mobile platforms like iOS. According to research, the top five games of the royale war games have earned a total of $ 2 billion over two years.
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The Sensor Tower says that Knife games, Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, Garena Free Fire, and Safety Rules total $ 2 billion. Knives led to $ 643 million, followed by Fornite at $ 630 million. PUBG Mobile is the third with $ 438 million.
Notably, the Fortnite revenue from Sensor Tower is based solely on iOS, whereas the Knives Out number is a combination of both iOS and Android.
In the first quarter of 2019 alone, these five titles combined for $ 476 million, up 63 percent from $ 91 million in Q4 2018. PUBG led the way to $ 148 million of that spending , followed by Fornite at $ 119.4 million. Interestingly, Fortnite's revenue dropped 26 percent in quarter-over-quarter, according to Sensor Tower:
The combined player spending on these five titles in the first quarter of 2019 reached $ 476 million worldwide, led by PUBG Mobile with $ 148 million or about 31 percent of the total. This is an increase of nearly 63 percent quarter-over-quarter from $ 91 million to 4Q18, when the PUBG Mobile account accounts for about 19 percent of spending on five titles.
Fortnite for iOS quarter from 34 percent to 4Q18, spending 26 percent Q / Q at approximately $ 119.4 million.
Free-to-play battle royale games like Fortnite and PUBG have proven to be incredibly popular on iOS. The field is expected to get more crowded later this year, with the hit Apex Legends of EA expected to launch on mobile this year. With Fortnite's declining revenue, it certainly seems to be in the marketplace for the Apex on iOS.
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