A new earnings report was detailed by Netflix today which gained traction in the gaming community.
The earnings report had some interesting details if you’re into that type of stuff, but the highlight for this post is centered around Netflix competing against Epic Game’s battle royale title, Fortnite.
Netflix noted that they have managed to achieve 10% of screen time for US users, so that means 10% of screen-users in the US are watching some sort of content from Netflix. That’s no small feat when there are literally hundreds of services for consumers to use. To list of a few — Hulu, HBO Go, STARZ, Crunchyroll, Funimation, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video; that’s a lot of competitors and that’s not even counting cable users and video game players.
Now it’s obvious that Fortnite is taking the world by storm, almost everyone you talk to has either played the game or at least bare minimum heard of it. What Netflix is stating in there report is that technically they’re trying to bring as many users as they can to their service. However, if Fortnite is making people play the game instead of watching a movie or TV show, that is where Netflix will be losing. And to top it all off, Fortnite is free for basically every device -PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and even mobile.
They, of course, are competing with HBO, Hulu, and Amazon, but on a technical level, Fortnite is driving people away from their service, resulting in a decline and ultimately one of their big competitors.
Fortnite is a huge a game and doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon, however, the gaming world is always changing. What happens when the Battle Royale genre fizzes out? What will be the next game everyone is playing? It’s hard to tell, but at this time and point, Fortnite has the world watching them; let’s see how long it lasts.
Fortnite is now available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.