Respawn Entertainment’s push into the Battle Royale genre seems to have been completely vindicated. The surprise announcement and simultaneous release also seems to have done the trick, as it feels like everyone is talking about and play Apex Legends right now. That’s backed up by the player counts, which studio boss Vince Zampella revealed has slid past the 10 million player point in just 72 hours.
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) February 7, 2019
Update: Something that we missed initially is that Apex also pushed past the 1 million concurrent players point.
Source: Big Z, EA