Not only is Fortnite free but it's also, in my personal opinion, a better product than PUBG. And I think more and more people are having the same opinion.
It’s free. It takes 3 platforms to exceed PUBG numbers on one. When it launches on PS4 the numbers are going to skyrocket.
I know it’s natural to compare them, but they really play nothing alike. But I quit Fortnite long before PUBG came to console and now there’s no point in going back, I watch people play and it still has the same shit loot system and shit gunplay that made me quit playing. I don’t think it would be nearly as popular without that free factor.
Yeah PUBG will continue to grow, but Fortnite is far outpacing that growth and likely will continue to from here on out.
Player count was 2 million concurrent players 2 weeks ago. Up 1.2m concurrent players in 14 days. They had 5 million new players sign on in 4 days. Over 45 million players. Up 20 million since November.
The game hasn't even launched in China yet (the biggest market for PUBG).
Fortnite is a much better game all around, better updates, more variety, even a better visual style. The problem PUBG might find on the PS4, is that it's arriving late, an existing game in the genre has had a huge amount of time to establish, and it's not free.