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Fortnite has earned $1 billion from in-game purchases alone

Revenue has only continued to rise month by month since game's battle royale debut

Fortnite's impact continues to ripple even outside the gaming industry (as anyone who saw the World Cup finals can attest). Its popularity is paying off well for Epic Games, as the game has made over $1 billion so far entirely from in-game purchases.

Market research firm Superdata has published a report on Fortnite and battle royale games in general that includes this figure, as well as a non-specific visual aid indicating that its monthly revenue has only increased each month from October 2017 to May of this year.

Credit: Superdata

Credit: Superdata

Looking at past Superdata reports shows more specific numbers, including $223 million in revenue for March and a slower growth to $318 million for May.

Superdata's report also notes that the battle royale genre in general is by far the most popular genre of gaming content across all platforms. Viewers watched almost 700 million hours of battle royale content in May, with MOBAs coming in second at close to 275 million. Fortnite accounted for 83% of those 700 million hours.

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