informa
1 MIN READ
News

Fortnite downloaded onto 'nearly half' of all Switch consoles

Given the Switch has sold over 22 million units to date, that means Fortnite has amassed a huge number of downloads on the system.

Epic Games' battle royale sensation Fortnite has been downloaded onto "nearly half" of all Nintendo Switch consoles.

Given the Switch has sold over 22 million units to date, that means Fortnite has amassed a huge number of downloads on the system -- likely somewhere in the region of 11 million. 

Nintendo broke the news during its six month financial briefing, and pointed out that all of those downloads have come in the space of four months, with Fortnite only arriving on the Switch back in June. 

Of course, it's worth remembering that the game is free-to-play -- meaning people can grab the title without spending a dime -- so it's unclear how many of people are actually playing the game on the Switch.

Still, it's another tidbit that highlights the enduring popularity of Fortnite, which pulled in close to 80 million active players across all platforms back in August.

Latest Jobs

Xbox Game Studios

Redmond, Washington
10.5.22
Technical Lighting Artist

Innogames

Hamburg, Germany
10.5.22
Game Designer - Elvenar

Bandai Namco Mobile

Barcelona, Spain
10.5.22
Principal 3D Animator

Cryptic Studios

Los Gatos, California
10.5.22
Staff Core Software Engineer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more