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Fortnite sold 500,000-plus copies in first day on sale

Fortnite sold 500,000-plus copies in first day on sale

Epic’s new action title Fortnite has already hit the half a million sales mark, just one day after its early access release.

This feat was announced via Twitter by creative director Darren Sugg (below), who said he was 'humbled by the response' to Fortnite's launch. 

The title is not finished yet, but is available to gamers who pre-ordered ‘Founder’s Pack’ which grants access to the game before launch. So that equates to over 500,000 pre-orders.

These set players back anywhere between $39.99 and $149.99.

This sales milestone comes despite the fact that Fortnite is going free-to-play upon its final release in 2018. A final release date is yet to be pinned down.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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