Fortnite surpasses $1b in lifetime spending on App Store alone

first_imgFortnite surpasses $1b in lifetime spending on App Store aloneEpic’s battle royale sees mobile spending rise with Google Play launchRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterThursday 14th May 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleEpic GamesFortnite’s mobile version has reached over $1 billion in lifetime player spending across iOS and Google Play, according to a new report by Sensor Tower.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games It’s worth noting that up until last month, Fortnite has only been available either through the App Store on iOS, or through Epic Games directly on Android, meaning that Sensor Tower’s estimates do not account for spending in the game through Epic’s launcher — only through the two storefronts.However, with the game’s recent launch on Google Play plus an increase in overall game time due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, spending across both store reached $44.3 million in April, up from $23.3 million on the App Store alone in March and $35.4 million on the App Store in April of 2019.In fact, Fortnite has crossed the $1 billion in spending threshold on the App Store alone, even without the months-worth of spending that’s taken place on Google Play — estimated to be about $937,000.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 9 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 12 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more


OECS leaders urged to consider a regional health scheme

first_img Tweet Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on leaders of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to take a closer look at a regional health insurance scheme.The call was made at the opening ceremony of the 62nd OECS Authority Meeting on Wednesday 18 November 2015. That meeting is being hosted in Dominica and will culminate on Thursday 19 November.The Authority meeting brings together heads of the OECS as they seek to address issues impacting the OECS and regional counterparts. Prime Minister Skerrit pointed out that there are several issues affecting regional economies, namely the high prevalence of Chronic Non communicable diseases (CNCD’s).“Diabetes and these other diseases are a major threat to our economy. When a forty year old’s both legs are amputated and he has five kids at his home to take care of, someone who would have been in the middle class would have been take to poverty and a burden on the state,” he said.The Prime Minister stated that the population of the OECS provides the ideal constituency for the consideration for a regional health scheme. “Too many citizens are finding it difficult to finance health care. We have seen people with vast bank accounts reduce to zero or even to loans to finance their health care”.Mr Skerrit stated that the majority of the population cannot finance a health insurance program and do not have the financial resources to finance their health care. “We have to find a way of bridging the gap with regards to our health and our health care financing. I am hoping that we can advance the discussions with regards to a regional health insurance program,” he said.Mr Skerrit pointed out that while Dominica is working on its own program, it would benefit the beneficiaries much better if there was a larger pool.Meanwhile OECS Director General, Didicaus Jules stated that there is a challenge to re-conceptualize the OECS integration project. “The first challenge is a need to reconcile the national imperatives with regional necessities. It is widely accepted that all politics is local but not all solutions can be purely local given the power and dynamics of the global framework.”Mr Jules pointed out that, “the OECS Commission is therefore challenged to exercise greater responsiveness to the particular challenges to individual member states and are extracting lessons applicable to the collective in ways that add greater value, create best practice or avoid the duplication of trial and error”.– / 24 LocalNewsRegional OECS leaders urged to consider a regional health scheme by: – November 18, 2015 312 Views   3 comments Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more