‘Apex Legends’ Is Estimated To Have Made $92m In Its First Month
It's hard to believe Apex Legends only launched on February 4, considering how much it has taken over the conversation in the game industry. It felt like Fortnite would never be shaken from its battle royale throne and, while it may still be on top at the moment, Apex Legends has been able to sprint into second place.
A report from Superdata estimates that the shooter from Respawn Entertainment has earned as much as $92m in its first month alone with the majority coming from console players. And, considering it was a surprise launch, with no long lead up (and marketing spend), it may be that that means it's already profitable.
Superdata does say that despite Apex Legends' success in February, Fortnite did still earn more. With EA launching the first season of Apex Legends earlier this week, it will be interesting to see how the two measure up against each other next month.
While reports from players might have been negative, Anthem apparently earned over $100m in digital sales. Which would tally with reports that the loot shooter has been Bioware's most successful launch since Mass Effect 3.
Hearthstone's taken a hit, however. Apparently it has seen a 52% drop in revenue compared to sales last year. Superdata claims this is due to competition and franchise fatigue. It's got a point, I've not been able to pull myself away from Slay The Spire to play any other card game.
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