Fortnite was launched for Nintendo Switch back in June in the middle of the E3, and the popular battle royal game is unexpectedly a big hit on the Nintendo hybrid console. Now Nintendo has revealed more information about how very popular the game is on Switch.
In a performance report, Nintendo revealed that Fortnite has been installed on “almost half” of all Nintendo Switch consoles worldwide. On September 30, Nintendo sold 22.86 million Switch units, which means that Fortnite is downloading approximately 11 million of them.
While it’s a huge figure, Fortnite is free to play, so the most important data point is how much time people play the game and how much money they spend on their various microtransactions. Nintendo just said that “many people” play Fortnite on Switch, which is “increasing the overall utilization rate for Nintendo Switch”.
Nintendo added that Switch Edition of Fortnite is convincing because it’s playable on the go via the tablet controller. Of course, mobile versions of Fortnite for iOS and Android are also portable, but the PS4 and Xbox One editions are smaller.
Fortnite’s next major update has been delayed, but while you wait for it, check out the game’s new, time-limited Halloween-themed event called Fortnitemares.