Reboot has used a combination of search engine tools to scrape monthly search volume data for over 160 countries, exploring how many times “Fortnite” is searched versus “Minecraft” in order to determine which game has captured the nation’s interest more.
Which is more popular globally?
No one can argue with the global fondness for Fortnite and Minecraft, both games garner over 42 million monthly searches around the world when combined! The analysis of Google search data in 168 countries can reveal each nation’s preferred game. While it may be a close call, the popularity of Fortnite has taken over that of Minecraft. Reboot reveals that Fortnite is the most commonly searched game of the two in 52% of countries worldwide.
However, Minecraft still has momentum in the far east, where it is the most searched for the games in many Asian countries. Overall, Minecraft is the more popular game in 34% of countries. However, there were a few neutral nations, as 14% of the world can’t pick between the two- with the same number of monthly searches for each game.
Which countries have the most Fortnite fans?
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Norway can be crowned home to the most Fortnite fans per capita in the world. They have the highest number of monthly searches for Fortnite per 1,000 people at 20.43 searches a month. This is followed by their Nordic neighbors, Denmark, where 18.84 people/1,000 search for the game every month. In third place is France with 18.17 monthly searches – Vive la Fortnite!
The popularity of Fortnite in the English-speaking world is also very clear. The UK, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia all appear in the top 15 countries for the highest number of Fortnite monthly searches per capita.
Which countries have the most Minecraft fans?
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Although on average, Fortnite is the most popularly searched game around the world, there are still a few countries where gamers are staunchly in favor of Minecraft. The Maldives has some of the biggest Minecraft fans in the world, as residents in this country have the highest number of searches per 1,000 people than any other country, with an average of 17.23 searches per month.
It turns out that Norwegians are big gamers in general, having the most searches per capita out of all other countries for Fortnite and coming in second place for Minecraft with 16.81 searches/month per 1,000 population. In third place is Estonia, where gamers are definitely teamed Minecraft with 16.70 monthly searches per 1,000 people for the game (compared to only 13.62 for Fortnite).
Likewise, for Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Brunei, and Latvia. All of these countries feature in the top countries for Minecraft searchers, and they all also search for Minecraft more than Fortnite. For more information, read the full study.