Kxmode wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 03:54:
Osc8r wrote on Jun 23, 2019, 18:31:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 20:31:
Osc8r wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 17:32:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 22, 2019, 15:21:
The only actual Epic Game Store exclusive is Fortnite on PC.
"Fortnite gets a boost from Season 9 but is still far off from its peak. Fortnite made $203 million across console, PC and mobile, up significantly from April but down 38% from May 2018. Console continues to contribute the largest share of players and revenue."
So that fad is coming to an inevitable end and with it Epic's ability to lock down exclusives. They should be focusing all the Fortnite cash on making their platform as good as if not better than Steam.
Almost 2 years of been the most profitable/popular game on the planet? That's some 'fad' :P
Perhaps you missed the part where it read "but down 38% from May 2018." A 38% drop isn't trivial. If Epic were a publicly traded company, a 38% drop from a previous year would cause investors to sell off shares, especially considering Fortnite is Epic's golden cash cow and primary source of profitable income.
I didn't, because even if it had a 100% drop tomorrow it wouldn't change the facts or the past eg:
"Fortnite earned record $2.4bn in 2018, the 'most annual revenue of any game in history."
But i guess you missed the part where the game is still topping the highest grossing game lists, and that they are still making over 200 million dollars a month from ONE GAME. One game that has broken pretty much all records and made the company a fkn mint - enough to single handedly fund all their other projects including their store.
Most AAA games are popular for a month or two at best... Fortnite has been killing it for 2 years straight now.
Any AAA dev would kill to have this 'fad' as you call it.
"SUPERDATA. A NIELSEN COMPANY." If you don't know who they are well, you're in for a rude awakening.
Also, Nielsen is not infallible. I've worked with them extensively. Last in 2017, so I'm sure they've built up capabilities, but their estimates were generally 30% off from my actuality. It still made them useful, as I was using them for market sizing and competitive monitoring, and they were a data point for me, not gospel, but it always amazed me how much they were charging me for access to their data, then gave me estimates about my business that were so far off, making me realize how far off they must be for everyone else.