With most of the world very much still in lockdown, housebound individuals have turned to video games for entertainment. Whether that’s free games on your phone like Candy Crush Saga or video games like Fortnite, game companies have seen a spike in demand.
And brand new data reveals how much the top 10 most popular games have earned as the UK passes day 70 of lockdown.
It’s good news for Fortnite fans, the online multiplayer game places first, earning a staggering £276,164,383.56 over the past 70 days. Such earnings translate to an income of £3,945,205.48 per day and £2,739.73 per MINUTE.
Commuter favourite Candy Crush places 5th on the list, earning £230,136,986.30 over the past 70 days. Kids favourite Pokémon GO places 6th, earning £214,794,520.55.
The Table Below Reveals the Top 10 Earning Video Games during lockdown in the UK:
|Game Franchise / Name||Money earnt during lockdown|
|Dungeon Fighter Online||£245,479,452.05|
|Honour of Kings||£245,479,452.05|
|League of Legends||£230,136,986.30|
|Candy Crush Saga||£230,136,986.30|
|Game for Peace||£184,109,589.04|
Combined, the top 10 earning games have so far made more than TWO BILLION (£2,223,123,287.67) since lockdown began.
There are plenty of other games to consider during lockdown like Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, a massively multiplayer party game with up to 60 players online in a free-for-all struggle through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains! Or you might want to consider Bake ‘n Switch a fast-action couch co-op and PvP party brawler for up to four players, on PC and Nintendo Switch. Colourful cartoony graphics with adorable characters and increasingly challenging levels make it fun for kids and adults to play cooperatively or in friendly competition, and online multiplayer capabilities let players battle friends and family remotely.
A spokesperson for company behind the study, Slotty Vegas, Karl Von Brockdorff said:
“Under lockdown measures, gamers around the world have had more time to play the games they love. Analysing the most recently published earnings reports shows just how much revenue these companies are making and we were blown away by the figures!”
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