Epic Games published its figures for the new Epic Games Store for 2019 today, the online store certainly having a successful first year. Epic Games’ store had over 108 million PC users in 2019, who spent a whopping $680 million, $215 million of which on third-party PC games.
The Epic Store launched in December 2018 and allows players to purchase digital games for PC and Mac. Fans can also purchase third-party games like Borderlands 3, which was first available through the Epic Store.
Most of Epic’s $680 million came from Fortnite purchases like V-Bucks and cosmetic items. The company noted that $251 million was spent on third-party PC games. The Epic Store has positioned itself to become one of the best digital exclusive platforms. Some of the top exclusive games on the Epic Store are Borderlands 3, Hades, and Metro Exodus.
Epic Store users have the ability to pick up free games every month, with the store launching to provide one free game every two weeks. The company has provided 73 free titles to users that have been downloaded over 200 million times, according to Epic. Fans will be able to grab more free games in 2020, too. Epic announced that the program will provide weekly games throughout the year.
With the Epic Store only being around for a year, the company must be ecstatic knowing its digital platform has broken expectations. That’s it for the latest esports news from esportsnow today. Get involved on Facebook or Twitter, give your opinions, talk to fellow esports fans, but most importantly, never miss out on the latest happenings in the wonderful world of esports. Thanks for reading.