Is Fortnite King? Console Gamers Choose It Over GTA V & Call of Duty Combined

Forget the crown, Fortnite's taking the throne! Data reveals console gamers are spending more time in Fortnite than GTA V, Roblox, Call of Duty, and even EA Sports FC 24 combined.

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Console Gamers Choose Fortnite Over GTA V & CoD Combined

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Remember those early days of Fortnite? It seems the game is bigger than ever, thanks in part to the return of the classic "OG Season" and fresh updates featuring fun stuff like Lego Fortnite. This free-to-play shooter is keeping players hooked, and new data shows just how much.

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Console gamers are spending a ton of time in Fortnite! Over the past two months, Fortnite has seen a massive surge in popularity. In November, the return of the original map and classic weapons brought back players in droves, leading to the game's highest single-day player count ever! December kept the momentum going with the addition of exciting new games like Lego Fortnite and Rocket Racing.

But how popular is Fortnite exactly? Well, according to Ampere Analysis, console gamers on Xbox and PlayStation spent more time playing Fortnite than all of these games combined: Roblox, GTA V (including Online), EA Sports FC 24, and Call of Duty HQ (including Modern Warfare 2, 3, and Warzone). That's a whopping 1.6 BILLION HOURS spent in Fortnite in November alone!

This success has propelled Epic Games to the top! They're now the leading publisher by monthly active users on both Xbox and PlayStation, surpassing giants like EA, Ubisoft, and Activision.

What's next for Fortnite? While some players might eventually move on, Epic isn't slowing down. They've confirmed another OG Season is coming this year, likely bringing another wave of players back. Plus, with new and exciting game modes like Lego Fortnite, Fortnite's future looks bright. It's hard to imagine, but Fortnite might just keep growing even bigger in 2024!

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