Apex Legends revenue is down 74% in two months

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Apex Legends (opens in new tab) has dropped out of the top 10 highest grossing games on PC for the first time since its launch, according to Nielsen-owned market research firm SuperData.

The game generated $24 million in April, SuperData said in its latest monthly report (opens in new tab) (thanks, Eurogamer (opens in new tab)), which marks a 74% drop since February, the shooter's launch month. The stats cover both PC and console. 

Its April PC revenue was lower than Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and The Division 2, according to the report. League of Legends was the top grossing game. 

The drop in revenue mirrors a decline of interest on Twitch: in May the game has averaged around 20,000 viewers, according to Twitch Tracker (opens in new tab), compared to more than 200,000 in February.

Respawn will be hoping that updates outlined in a recently-released update roadmap (opens in new tab) can pull back in some of those players that have lost interest.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.