Grabbing the tables
Apex Legends is popular. Very popular A week ago, EA and Respawn unveiled a new contender in the Battle Royale genre. Seven days later, he has a ridiculous number of players.
The CEO of Respawn, Vince Zampella, revealed today that Apex Legends It has exceeded 25 million players in a week since its launch. Those figures reached their peak during the weekend when Apex Legends He had more than two million people playing at the same time.
However, 2019 has another metric that is almost as useful for determining popularity: Twitch streamers. As shown in the video that is embedded above, most of the popular Battle Royale broadcasts played Apex Legends During the past week Ninja, Dr. Disrespect, FemSteph, Shroud, are all there. If the streamers play the game, their audiences will follow.
This (obviously) augurs well for EA. Apex Legends is taking its first real monetization opportunity in March with the launch of the Season One Battle Pass. It's a free game, but with this kind of fever, Apex Legends it could be the best revenue and profit engine that EA has seen in quite some time.
An update on Apex Legends by Vince Zampella [EA]
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