SuperData claims Fortnite has more MAUs than Grand Theft Auto V

SuperData claims Fortnite has more MAUs than Grand Theft Auto V

Research firm SuperData has said that Epic's free-to-play battle royale title Fortnite surpassed Grand Theft Auto V in terms of monthly active users in February.

That's across PC and console. It goes without saying that this is a big deal for the title; Grand Theft Auto V and its online component have been massive successes since their launch, constantly smashing the expectations of publisher Take-Two.

Epic's Fortnite is free-to-play, which certainly gives it a leg up against Grand Theft Auto V. But regardless, this shows the level of mainstream success that the battle royale game is enjoying at the moment.

Fortnite charted sixth in the PC rankings. Once again, that's one place behind Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.

This is despite sales of PUBG Corp's battle royale declining in January for the second month in a row; overall sales of the title were buoyed by those on Xbox One.

SuperData also notes that digital spending grew 21 per cent year-on-year. This was primarily driven by console, but premium PC spending also helped drive revenue.

Unsurprisingly, League of Legends, Dungeon Fighter Online and Fantasy Westward Journey Online II continue to head up the PC revenue Top Ten.

Below is the PC Top Ten for February 2018:

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

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

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 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, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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