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Battle Royale Games: Analysis and Forecasts

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    This report looks at the battle royale game genre.  The genre gained major traction with the 2017 emergence of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground and Fortnite.  In 2018, Fortnite generated around $2 billion and became one of the highest-earning games ever.

    New battle royale games are coming out at a rapid pace.  Included in this brief is an analysis of the battle royale genre, a look at the major games and forecasts for the segment.  Five-year forecasts are broken out by 1) platform (mobile, PC and console) and 2) business model (free-to-play, pay-to-play, premium game add-on).

    This report also includes the results of consumer surveys and game testing.  There are actual usage and sales data comparing key games from 2017 to the summer of 2019.

    This 47-page report includes a pdf report and a PowerPoint summary.

    This report is part of the Executive Brief Series.



    Overview.. 4

    Summary. 4

    History. 7

    Game Analysis, Business Models and Trends. 10

    Business Model for Battle Royale. 10

    Game Analysis and Demographics. 11

    Survey and Testing Results. 12

    Usage Trends and eSports. 14

    Company Analysis: Winners and Losers in the Battle Royale Genre. 17

    Key Battle Royale Games: PC and Console. 22

    Overview.. 22

    PC and Console Battle Royale. 24

    Top PC and Console Games. 24

    Add-on Modes. 27

    Other Battle Royale Games. 33

    Mobile Battle Royale Games. 39

    Overview.. 39

    Top Mobile Battle Royale Games. 39

    Forecast. 43

    Overview.. 43

    Console Battle Royale Forecast: 2017-2024. 44

    PC Battle Royale Forecast: 2017-2024. 45

    Mobile Battle Royale Forecast: 2017-2024. 46

    Global Battle Royale Forecast by Type: 2017-2024. 47

    Companies Covered Include:

    • Activision Blizzard
    • Amazon
    • Bethesda Softworks
    • Bluehole
    • Bohemia Interactive
    • Daybreak Game Company
    • Electronic Arts
    • Epic Games
    • Garena
    • Google
    • Krafton
    • Microsoft
    • Mojang
    • NetEase
    • Nintendo
    • PUBG Corporation
    • Sea Corporation
    • Take-Two Interactive
    • Tencent
    • Tetris Company
    • Valve