PUBG vs. Fortnite: Both are poppin’ but which game is the future of esports?
eGaming continues to spread its wings, showing us all that our previous talents in first person shooter games like Gears of War and Halo will always be valuable.
The Battle Royale style hype train is in motion with Fortnite: Battle Royale and PUBG gaining more exposure daily. These are THE games you want to play.
Reports from SuperData Research have recently informed us that both Fortnite and PUBG brought in over $200 million in digital revenue combined for January.
Yes, that’s only a month’s worth of revenue for games that continue to grow in popularity. Mind you, January is a relatively quiet month for game releases.
Starting the year off strong, PUBG took fifth place for the top grossing PC title of the month (January), with Fortnite landing in sixth.
Meanwhile, Fortnite clocked in at fifth place for the month’s top grossing console games. PUBG failed to even chart among consoled games.
Fortnite appearing amongst both the top grossing PC and console game already let you know which is netting the most revenue. Adding players by the millions on a daily basis, it’s pacing to fully eclipse PUBG entirely for the Battle Royale throne.
While all the metrics aren’t as readily available to crown one over the other, there are some interesting tidbits that favor Fortnite over PUBG.
Of recent, Fortnite‘s viewership on Twitch is second to only the Overwatch and League of Legends of the gaming world. The game has even passed PUBG‘s previous record of 3.4 million concurrent players.
One of the most important statistics that hint at the game’s overall growth is the 40 million total players now playing Fortnite. Two weeks after it launched in October it had just about 10 million users. Insane.
To those who haven’t played nor interacted with each game respectively, there are two key differentiating factors that many take into account when deciding to pick up the sticks.
PUBG is a bit more realistic and less cartoon characterized compared to Fortnite, whereas Fortnite is free. Yes you read that correctly, free.99.
Method Gaming, a professional eSports organization, even went as far as announcing a competitive roster on Fortnite just last month.
Although Fortnite has yet to see a true competitive event, Method joins TSM as eSports organizations that see enough potential in the game to sign a roster.
Fortnite is indeed taking shape as an eSports titan.
The hype train is moving fast and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.