Epic Games continues to roll in the money thanks to the popularity of Fortnite – not only is it the top gaming app on iOS, it’s one of the most profitable mobile apps with numbers that compete with Tinder and Netflix.
According to a new report from market analytics firm SensorTower, the popular video game has now earned $25 million USD this month alone. And that’s only on iOS devices; once it launches on Android, the researcher estimates that the last player-standing shooter could rake in over $500 million USD this year.
The average daily player spending in the game topped $1 million USD worldwide on Apple’s store and Fortnite has been second only to Netflix in terms of the amount U.S. iPhone users have spent in it so far this month, beating out both Tinder and Pandora.
Gamers on the iPhone got their first taste of Fortnite in mid-March when the game was available by invite only. It was made available for all iOS users on April 2. Players continue to spend tons of money on the in-game currency, V-Bucks, to unlock skins, emotes, and other in-game cosmetic items.
The game has become a phenomenon in recent months. In March, more than 60,000 watched Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins play Fortnite with special guest teammate Drake. The two teamed up again earlier in April where Drake promised he would rap about the game if Epic Games added an emote featuring his signature dance from the “Hotline Bling” video.
Fortnite is still coming to Android phones, but for now, the game is available as a free download for iOS devices, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.