Netflix claims that Fortnite is one of its biggest competitors

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    When it comes to digital streaming, Netflix is one of the largest contenders, being one of the most well known services of them all, managing to reach a massive $16 billion dollars in revenue last year. Netflix tends to vie for consumer's money and time against the likes of Hulu or HBO, or even YouTube, but according to a new earnings report, there's an even bigger enemy to the company; Epic Games' insanely popular video game Fortnite. In the document, Netflix stated that, "we earn consumer screen time, both mobile and television, away from a very broad set of competitors. We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO". The company appears to be considering not only subscription numbers, but also how often its users watch content, with Netflix earning about 10% of all viewed television content, and even less when it comes to mobile, which Fortnite tends to dominate in. Despite the gap in both products, Netflix views a free mobile game as more of a stronger competitor rather than other paid television services, showing just how much of a titan that Fortnite has become since its launch.

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  1. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

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    It makes sense if you think about it.
    Instead of watching marathons, people use their precious time playing Fortnite. That makes Netflix users lose avg screen time spent on the Netflix app.
     
  2. Fugelmir

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    My main competitor to netflix is Springfeel.

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  3. Molhel

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    I strongly believe Fortnite is humanity's greatest mistake.
     
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  4. WiiUBricker

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    Both Fortnite and Netflix are trash. They can compete and beat each other up for all I care.
     
  5. Haloman800

    Haloman800 a real gril

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    Netflix is racist. They consistently switch tv/movie show characters out for those of a different race.
     
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    okay this is epic
     
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    The battle over people's spare time.
     
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  8. crissal

    crissal GBAtemp Regular

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    When your competitor isn't another TV network, but a game that steal your clients' free time. Welp.
     
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  9. AdenTheThird

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    Of course it is. Everything's a competition to Fortnite these days.
     
  10. VartioArtel

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    I agree with Aden here. I'm sick of this 'engagement' mentality in the current capitalist circle. Can we go back to simply subscribers, buyers, and the sort?

    Maybe then companies can stop comparing to Gods damned Fortnite and stand a chance of unseating it.
     
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  11. haxan

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    is that the guy in the orange jumpsuit?
     
  12. bodefuceta

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    I've tried both and can confirm they're complete trash.
     
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  13. azoreseuropa

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    To be honest, Fortnite is a trash. I never liked it. Dont know why people are crazy over it just like Pokemon. I respect them but it is just.. GAME. LOL! Oh well!

    Again, Netflix is a garage, indeed. Waste of money.
     
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  14. Glyptofane

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    Netflix is insane. I'm still subscribing for now, but find the latest price hike pretty ridiculous when they're about to lose 20% of their content. Things may get ugly for them once Disney+ hits.
     
  15. leon315

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    BUT Netflix has FRIENDS tho!

    edit: in all languages!
     
  16. Fugelmir

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    Oh yeah... that sounds good. 8 inches!
     
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  17. anhminh

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    From the marketing point, by include your branch name with something popular it will give you more branch awareness no matter what it actually said. Like I if you write "Fornite is hated by GBAtemp CEO's" and people would start to wonder what the fuck is GBAtemp?
     
  18. 98otiss

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    inb4 Epic Games TV Streaming app
     
  19. DarkCoffe64

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    Let the companies kill eachother to shreds while we pirate their shit for free.
     
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