SuperData’s February digital games report is now out, and to nobody’s surprise, Apex Legends makes the list as one of the top-grossing games of the month. As you can see in the chart below, Apex Legends made its debut at #6 on the PC gaming chart, one spot below its erstwhile competitor, Fortnite: Battle Royale (and just above World of Tanks and Dota 2). It was also the #4 game on consoles during the month, two spots behind Fortnite. SuperData said that Respawn Entertainment’s new battle royale made $92 million in the month, giving it “the best launch month of any free-to-play game in history.” That total is even more impressive when you consider that Apex Legends launched four days into the year’s shortest month, and therefore had only about three-and-a-half weeks to accumulate its numbers. By comparison, Fortnite made an estimated $89 million in December 2017, its third full month of release. In other F2P gaming news, SuperData said that … [Read more...] about Report: Apex Legends Made $92 Million In February, While Hearthstone Tumbled
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If you were wondering exactly how Apex Legends stacks up against Fortnite since the former’s debut earlier this year, SuperData’s February 2019 global revenue report is where you want to point your eyeballs. EA’s new shiny entered the PC list at #6, just behind Fortnite, and the console list at #4, just behind both Fortnite and Anthem (and FIFA, another feather in EA’s cap). “Apex Legends has the best launch month of any free-to-play game in history,” SuperData declares. “Apex Legends generated an estimated $92 million from in-game spending across all platforms, with the majority coming from console. Despite this, Fortnite still came in above Apex Legends in the top grossing rankings.” And Anthem pulled in $100M in digital revenue and was the “top-selling title by units on console in February.” Not too shabby, and two huge wins for EA. Who’s not winning? League of Legends hasn’t reclaimed its top slot from … [Read more...] about Superdata February 2019: EA’s Apex Legends and Anthem crushed it as Blizzard fumbled
If you haven’t been hanging out with the folks at MMO Bookclub lately, you may have missed a shift in the format that’s expanded the club’s monthly scope. Instead of only visiting a community-voted MMO selection for that month, now the club divides its attention to three titles: an MMO, a PvP game, and a co-op title. With the start of March tomorrow, the MMO Bookclub is going to be visiting the rather obscure and somewhat hardcore world of Tibia — but don’t fear, as volunteers have been working to pave the way to ease players into this game. And if you’re looking for a not-so-massively experience with the group, the co-op title for the month is Destiny 2 and the PvP game is Apex Legends. You can hook up with any of these crews by following these instructions. After the break, we’ve got the full list of the MMO Bookclub’s monthly play cycles over the past two years. Cycle 1, May/June 2017 – Lord of the Rings Online Cycle 2, … [Read more...] about The MMO Bookclub devotes March to Tibia, Destiny 2, and Apex Legends
When PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) launched in 2017 it catapulted the niche Battle Royale genre into the mainstream. Its success was quickly followed by Fortnite which grew so fast that it transcended the video gaming industry and became a cultural phenomena, not unlike Pokemon in the early 1990s. With so much hype around Fortnite and PUBG, it was easy to assume the 2-year old genre had already peaked. A few smaller titles tried to enter the fray, games like Realm Royale launched with strong numbers but quickly fizzled. So it was a complete surprise to most industry watchers, including us, when EA-owned studio Respawn Entertainment dropped the free to play Battle Royale Apex Legends on February 4, 2019. Within 7 days, the game boasted 2 million concurrent players and 25 million total registered players. While that still falls short PUBG's concurrent peak (3.2m) and Fortnite's (8.5m), it does set a record on how quickly a Battle Royale has grown. If Apex Legends continues its … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Are You Playing Apex Legends?
So the bad news is that the gaming industry is having some issues. The good news is that it’s still apparently capable of pumping out brand-new online blockbusters. Unfortunately, it will never, ever be good at naming them, and Apex Legends literally sounds like a guild put some random words together. Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES Hands-on with Amazon’s New World sandbox – and its distinctively MMO mechanics - Can a survival sandbox game be an MMORPG? Until recently, the answer has been pretty much a big nope. Mostly that's because the game worlds haven't been massive by any… The Soapbox: A pre-mortem for Star Wars The Old Republic, a game that never knew what it had - Would you believe that Star Wars: The Old Republic is shutting down? I'm going to bet that you could believe it, and I'm even … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: So Apex Legends happened