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When you think of a battle royale, the name that most often comes up is Fortnite. Epic's free-to-play shooter became the talk to of the town and has stuck around as one of the biggest games on the planet for several years now. The game is even big enough for it to be a platform for online concerts, movie nights, and even canonical lore for the Star Wars universe.
Now, however, its power might be waning. In the Piper Sandler survey written about by Yahoo, it seems that teens are slowly turning away from Fortnite, and onto Warzone. The survey which collated the opinions of 9,800 teens from the US found that interested in Call of Duty has a grip on players while interest in Fortnite has been declining since the Spring of 2019.
Since the release of Call of Duty: Warzone, which coincided with much of the US shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic, teens who said they play CoD rose from 33% to 62%. Those that said they played Fortnite fell from 39% to 37% - which is a lot lower than the 53% which played back in the spring of 2019.
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Somewhat surprisingly teenagers were also most interested in paying for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War although they have the free-to-play Warzone, rather than buying any of 2020's other biggest releases.
Other interesting stats that were revealed due to the survey included that 63% of the respondents intend to but either an Xbox Series X or a PS5 within the next two years - this is higher than the 61% that said they would back in the spring. Likely a rise in numbers due to more information being available now on what the consoles can offer.
Finally, a change that we all predicted, is that teens are becoming more likely to purchase games as a digital copy rather than buying them physically. 67% of them said they'd pass on buying physical copies, which is up from the 61% that said so in the spring.
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