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Fortnite is hugely popular on the Nintendo Switch, too



Fortnite launched for Nintendo Switch back in June in the middle of the E3, and the popular game Royal Game is unexpectedly a big hit on the Nintendo hybrid console. Now, Nintendo has revealed more details about how popular the game is on Switch.

In an earnings 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, so Fortnite was downloaded to about 11 million of them.

While it's a huge figure, Fortnite is free of play, so the more 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 the Nintendo Switch."

Nintendo added that the Switch edition of Fortnite is convincing because it can be played on the go via the tablet controller. Of course, the mobile editions 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.


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