Fortnite was the biggest earning game of 2018. The makers of blockbuster video games are taking notice of its business model, making money through micro transactions. Photo: Alamy Fortnite was the biggest earning game of 2018. The makers of blockbuster video games are taking notice of its business model, making money through micro transactions. Photo: Alamy
Fortnite was the biggest earning game of 2018. The makers of blockbuster video games are taking notice of its business model, making money through micro transactions. Photo: Alamy

Fortnite, other free-to-play games account for 80pc of video game revenues in 2018, and industry has taken note

  • Free-to-play games out-earned so-called ‘premium’ games last year, taking in US$87.7 billion mostly through micro transactions
  • Asia produced seven of the 10 top selling games of 2018, despite China blocking new games

Topic |   Video gaming
Fortnite was the biggest earning game of 2018. The makers of blockbuster video games are taking notice of its business model, making money through micro transactions. Photo: Alamy Fortnite was the biggest earning game of 2018. The makers of blockbuster video games are taking notice of its business model, making money through micro transactions. Photo: Alamy
Fortnite was the biggest earning game of 2018. The makers of blockbuster video games are taking notice of its business model, making money through micro transactions. Photo: Alamy
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