Mar 5, 2019

Apex Legends outpaces Fortnite in registered users


Fortnite is still the darling of the video game industry, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue per month. However, a month-old game called Apex Legends is growing far faster than even Fortnite did, at least as measured by signing up users.

Data: Roundhill Investments; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios
Data: Roundhill Investments; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios

Driving the news: The game's creators announced Monday that they have reached 50 million registered players in the first 28 days. (It took Fortnite more than 16 weeks to hit that level.)

  • Both titles are from the "battle royale" genre of video game. Per Wikipedia, that means they blend "the survival, exploration and scavenging elements of a survival game with last-man-standing gameplay."

Yes, but: Registered users is one measure, but long-term value comes by ensuring users remain active to generate revenue.

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