It should be no surprise that Apex Legends is one of the most successful games of 2019 by far but some recent numbers put the game’s success in an interesting context.
Research firm SuperData reports the game has raked in over $92 in its first month, with most of the spending coming from its console users. This makes it the most successful launch month of any free-to-play game in history, according to the firm. Considering the game hit 50 million players in a quarter of the time it took Fortnite to reach that number, the number is large, but not necessarily too surprising.
SuperData’s report also puts those numbers into context, pitting it against the modern giants in terms of gross revenue earned. Its exemplary month places at the sixth highest-grossing on PC, and the fourth-highest on console. On PC Dungeon Fighter Online, League of Legends, and Fortnite are still ahead of it, but it has managed to outpace World of Tanks and Dota 2.
On the console front, it’s beaten out by king of the mountaintop FIFA 19, as well as Fortnite and Anthem, which made a total of $100 million in that same month. Of course, Anthem is a fully-priced title while Apex Legends is free-to-play.
For the full chart of top-grossing titles and more stats, check out SuperData’s full report.
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