Fortnite has been the most popular video game in the world. However, its sales have been declining since its prime near the second quarter of 2018.
At the time, the two titans in the battle royale genre were PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS and Fortnite. Fortnite quickly eclipsed PUBG in popularity, especially in North America and Europe, and brought in tremendous sales. However, over time there has been a tremendous difference in how the two games have fared over the past year.
Fortnite saw sales increasing tremendously in a short amount of time toward the beginning of Q2 2018. Since then, sales have dropped by nearly 52%, and the game's interest has been waning ever since. PUBG, on the other hand has only seen a drop of 2% in sales over the past year. A large part of this may be due to the fact that PUBG is not free-to-play like Fortnite and is much more popular in East Asia and Southeast Asia, and has a large audience in those regions.
Although PUBG might be teased being less popular than it used to be, the game is still going strong, and it doesn't look like it's going to be gone any time soon.
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