PUBG and Fortnite made more than $200m in digital revenue this January

PUBG and Fortnite made more than $200m in digital revenue this January

The battle royale hype train shows no sign of slowing down with Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite generating a colossal $200m in January.

That's according to research specialists SuperData, which reports that the duo made that figure across both console and PC for the month, noting that that Epic's title saw record engagement.

Fortnite is present in the console charts, too, with PUBG absent, so it's hard to get an idea of which is generating more money overall. 

League of Legends was unsurprisingly the top grossing game of the month, because, well, it's League of Legends, with Dungeon Fighter Online from Neople and Smilegate's Crossfire taking second an third places.

PUBG came in at No.5 ahead of Fortnite: Battle Royale in sixth place.

Overwatch comes in at tenth place thanks to the the Overwatch League. SuperData says that the title had 15m monthly active users across all platforms in January, going on to say that additional content revenue - loot boxes - doubled year-on-year.

In total, gamers spent $8.9bn on digital content across all platforms. Premium PC revenue was up 24 per cent year-on-year.

Here is the top grossing games on PC in January 2018:

1. League of Legends, Riot Games
2. Dungeon Fighter Online, Neople
3. Crossfire, Smilegate
4. Fantasy Westward Journey Online II, NetEase
5. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp
6. Fortnite: Battle Royale, Epic Games
7. World of Warcraft, Blizzard
8. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
9. World of Tanks, Wargaming
10. Overwatch, Blizzard

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