During the Apple Epic process, more numbers gush out into the world. Now, among other things, it became known how much money Fortnite alone earned in 2018 and 2019 and that is a hell of a lot.
The documents prepared last year for the lawsuit against Apple also include a financial report that gives insights into what Epic Games made in terms of money in 2018 and 2019. Accordingly, thanks to Fortnite, Epic can throw more or less money around or do one on Dagobert Duck.
According to this, sales of over 5.5 billion US dollars were achieved with Fortnite in 2018 alone, in 2019 it was still 3.7 billion. For 2020 a turnover of more than 2.7 billion was forecast. So no problem for Epic Games to arrange exclusive deals like for Borderlands 3 and to operate the Epic Games Store, which should not be profitable for three to four years. And on the side to finance the lawsuit against Apple.
Although the sales are also offset by hefty costs, Epic Games still achieved a margin of 59 percent (2018) and 29 percent (2019). The Epic Games Store was able to bring in sales of just 235 million US dollars during the period. Around $ 487 million was invested in the store over the same period. The Unreal engine flushed another 221 million into the coffers.