Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch, Apex Legends, and whoever has more put more. These are just some of the most popular games of the moment – and perhaps ever – capable of attracting millions of players around the world, generating dizzying profits. Last year, the video game industry managed to generate over one hundred and twenty billion dollars, more than the film and music industry together managed to achieve.
Many of these games are free to play, that is, they can be downloaded for free on your console or PC but they include optional in-game purchases. These micro-transactions allow you to purchase cosmetic elements, experience bonuses, game coins, season-pass and, in some cases, even boosters or elements that give additional bonuses and allow you to be more competitive in the game, often resulting in the pay-formula. to-win. In other cases, the securities are sold for a fee.
How much do the major software houses earn every minute?
Still, have you ever wondered how much the most popular games earn every minute? An analysis conducted by MusigMagPie, the British online retailer of second-hand video games, can help us understand what the figures are hiding behind this rich market. The company, taking into account some of the best-grossing games of the last year, He managed to estimate the gain of software houses per minute. Now, the top ten of MusigMagPie includes (in order) the following titles: Fortnite, Dungeon Fighter Online, League of Legends, Crossfire, Anthem, FIFA 19, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Overwatch, Grand Theft Auto V and Apex Legends. Following, the estimated earnings per minute.
- Fortnite, 3,151 euros
- Dungeon Fighter Online, 2,800 euros
- League of Legends, 2,625 euros
- Crossfire, 2,450 euros
- Anthem, 2,100 euros
- FIFA 19, 1,375 euros
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, 1,128 euros
- Overwatch, 1,043 euros
- Grand Theft Auto V, 1,041 euros
- Apex Legends, 929 euros.
Now, if we consider that in one day there are 1440 minutes, assuming that the purchases are made for every minute of the day, Fortnite would come to earn, in estimate, more than four million euros per day.