Invite-Only Game Fortnite Has Earned an Estimated $1.5M Since Launch

Epic Games' popular Fortnite Battle Royale game for iOS devices has grossed an estimated $1.5 million worldwide since its release last Thursday, according to figures shared this afternoon by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

Fortnite has topped the iPhone download charts in more than 40 countries since it was released, despite the fact that it continues to be invite only. As of now, it is the number one free app in the Games section of the App Store.


According to Sensor Tower, Fortnite earned $1 million during the first 72 hours after in-app purchases first became live in the game for beta testers.

In Fortnite, players can buy outfits, tools, weapons, emotes, gliders, and more using the in-game currency, V-Bucks. Players can purchase 1,000 V-Bucks for $9.99, which is the minimum in-app purchase. Higher quantities of V-Bucks are available for more money.

Fortnite earned far more than other survival-style games that were released at the same time. Knives Out, a competing game, earned $57k, while Rules of Survival earned $39k. Fortnite could have some competition now, however, as Tencent today released the official version of PUBG Mobile, which offers the same kind of gameplay available in Fortnite.


Compared to other popular games, Fortnite hasn't brought in quite as much money, but it is still in a beta testing phase. Pokémon GO brought in $4.9 million just four days after release, and Clash Royale earned $4.6 million four days after it was released.

The goal in Fortnite is to be the last person standing, with players tasked with killing opponents using a variety of weapons while also avoiding death from other players. The game is also available on PCs and consoles, with cross-platform gameplay available if enabled.

Fortnite can be downloaded from the App Store for free, but a beta invite is required to play. Epic Games plans to expand the beta in the weeks to come, but it's not yet clear when it will see an official launch. [Direct Link]



Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
27 weeks ago
Here I am still waiting for the invite since last weekend. How long does it normally take?
Rating: 3 Votes
Avatar
26 weeks ago

Still need an invite?
[doublepost=1521757284][/doublepost]
Still need an invite?

Thanks for caring, I got one by this time : )
Rating: 1 Votes
Avatar
26 weeks ago

Can someone send an invite? : )

Still need an invite?
[doublepost=1521757284][/doublepost]

We need appleTV 4K support + controller support!

PS: Can someone spare an invite? Thanks!

Still need an invite?
Rating: 1 Votes
Avatar
27 weeks ago

Invite only? Im playing on PS4 with no invite at all. Whats this invite thing?


Its so the special kids can feel important lol j/k it’s simply to induce exclusivity feeling this heavy demand & word of mouth. Proof is in the sales revenue for freeemium. Peeps be hooked like a fat kid on cake!!
Rating: 1 Votes
Avatar
27 weeks ago
Love this game on Xbox. Controls on touchscreen are just wayyyyy too difficult to master. Bring controller support and we’re in business!
Rating: 1 Votes
Avatar
27 weeks ago

Invite only? Im playing on PS4 with no invite at all. Whats this invite thing?

Invites are for the iOS version.
Rating: 1 Votes
Avatar
27 weeks ago
We need appleTV 4K support + controller support!

PS: Can someone spare an invite? Thanks!
Rating: 1 Votes
Avatar
27 weeks ago
Can someone send an invite? : )

EDIT: I already got it!
Rating: 1 Votes
Avatar
27 weeks ago
Invite only? Im playing on PS4 with no invite at all. Whats this invite thing?
Rating: 1 Votes
[ Read All Comments ]