March 30, 2023

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Fortnite earned $9bn in two years

Fortnite generated $9.1bn in revenue across 2018 and 2019, new documents from the ongoing Epic vs Apple lawsuit have shown.

This breaks down to $5.4bn in 2018 and a further $3.7bn in 2019, as reported in Epic’s internal financial presentation dated January 2020 (thanks, The Verge).

In terms of how that all translates into profit, Epic has previously said it made $5.5bn overall profit across those two years, and a further whopping $5.1bn profit just in 2020. This is profit across the whole of the business, including other games and the Epic Games Store (though we know this currently makes a loss), though Fortnite brings in the vast majority of all proceeds.

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