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Is Fortnite boosting pc and console sales?

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So my nephew got an xbox for Christmas because all his class buddies were playing fortnite. It got me thinking. This game is probably the biggest phenomenon since cod4. Surely sales of the ps4, Xbox and pc are being boosted by it. 

 

I've seen no hard data to back this up but does anyone else feel this way? Sony or Nintendo if they get it on the Switch would be smart to do a hardware bundle of this for next holidays? I know it's a free download but include a few thousand V bucks which all the kids are mad for. 



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I don't know, I haven't really seen any indication if it boosting hardware sales myself.



The biggest phenomenon since COD4? Minecraft is bigger and PUBG has almost the same player count on only two platforms and with a 30$ entry fee. The only thing it broke records with was Twitch/Youtube stats.



Im not sure if its moving hardware but im sure its one of those type of games you get when you buy the hardware.



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There's people that don't already own PCs? Are they living 20 years ago or something?



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Ka-pi96 said:
There's people that don't already own PCs? Are they living 20 years ago or something?

Well I just included pc to be partial 



My buddy bought an Xbox and PS4 so he could play with all his friends. He might buy a brand new gaming rig.



 

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Why would it boost hardware sales if you don't need new hardware to play it? I'm playing it on my etch a sketch right now.



Ka-pi96 said:
There's people that don't already own PCs? Are they living 20 years ago or something?

I haven't owned a PC since 2014. Never needed it for anything after I got the PS4, and after months of it just sitting there, I decided it to part ways with it. 

 

As for Fortnite, I don't know if it's boosting new hardware, but I know that it is very popular on all platforms. Many people I know or have met lately have moved to it, or got back to playing their device of choice because of it. I would imagine it is creating some new users for each platform.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

The biggest phenomenon since COD4? Minecraft is bigger and PUBG has almost the same player count on only two platforms and with a 30$ entry fee. The only thing it broke records with was Twitch/Youtube stats.

not to mention league of legends and hearthstone, dota 2 and starcraft 2 before them where all bigger then COD4 and league of legends is proberbly still king




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