Epic Games Store has summed up its 2023 results, disclosing the number of users and player spending on the platform. The company also shared its plans for this year, including the launch of the iOS version in Europe.

Players spent $950 million on Epic Games Store in 2023, but spending on third-party games decreased by 13%

  • As revealed in a new blog post, players spent $950 million on games available on the Epic Games Store, up 16% year-over-year.
  • However, spending on third-party titles decreased by 13% year-over-year to $310 million, so the company’s own games (especially Fortnite) continue to account for the lion’s share of the total.
  • Epic Games Store reached 270 million, an increase of 40 million compared to 2022. Its DAU peak was 36.1 million, while MAU hit 75 million in December.

  • The store’s catalog increased by 1,300 new releases last year, now totaling 2,900+ titles.
  • In 2023, the Epic Games Store offered 86 free games worth over $2,055. Overall, free titles generated 586 million downloads in total.
  • Fortnite remained the top title by player spending in 2023, followed by Genshin Impact, Rocket League, Dead Island 2, and Grand Theft Auto V. All games in the top 5 are either free-to-play live services or at least have some multiplayer features.
  • The second revenue tier includes Hogwarts Legacy, Alan Wake 2, Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, Red Dead Redemption 2, and FIFA 23. Below are other titles that made the top 20, such as EA Sports FC 24, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, Cyberpunk 2077, and Honkai: Star Rail.

  • In 2024, the Epic Games Store will welcome games like Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, Horizon Forbidden West, Judas, and Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. The latter is especially interesting considering that BioWare has yet to announce the release window for its upcoming RPG.

  • Epic Games will add a new download manager, subscription support, and other features to its store in 2024. However, the most intriguing part is the company’s plans to launch the EGS on iOS in Europe (this became possible after Apple agreed to comply with EU’s Digital Markets Act).
  • The Fortnite maker has now received its Apple Developer Account. The mobile version of the EGS and Fortnite will be operated by Epic Games Sweden (has three studios and 60+ employees).

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