Are Battle Royales successful in 2020 so far?

The battle royale genre has been at the forefront of the gaming industry for the past few years as games like PUBG, Fortnite, and Apex Legends have had massive success. But has the genre been able to carry over into the new decade with the same prosperity? Which games have contributed the most to the success thus far in 2020? This week, Stream Hatchet analyzes the top battle royale titles to identify which game led in hours watched and airtime on the North American streaming platforms during January.

  • Mobile games PUBG Mobile and Garena Free Fire generated 44.6% of the Battle Royale hours watched in January with just 6% airtime.
  • Fortnite was responsible for 62.1% of airtime for battle royale games but only generated 29.5% of the total hours watched.
  • PUBG and PUBG Mobile generated 40.8% of the total hours watched and 15.6% of the total airtime for the battle royale genre last month.

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