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After becoming the world’s most popular game in 2o18, Fortnite has secured the top-grossing game of 2019. The popular online video game took in $1.8 billion in sales last year, down a quarter from last year, when it earned a record-breaking $2.4 billion.

SuperData, the video game arm of Nielsen, attributed the game’s continued success to its lucrative promotions with cultural touchstones like the Avengers, Stranger Things and Star Wars.

Its annual report found that digital games are up three percent year-over-year. It generated $120.1B in 2019 with $64.4 billion in mobile, $29.6 billion in PC and $15.4 billion in gaming consoles.

Significantly, free-to-play games accounted for 4 out of every 5 dollars spent on digital games in 2019 due to strong performances from mobile games. Meanwhile, XR rose 26% to $6.3 billion last year, thanks to new headsets like the Oculus Quest.

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.