PUBG Mobile Surpasses 100m Downloads in Just Four Months

Doris Richards
August 19, 2018

The massively popular Battle Royale game may have had its breakout success on PC and Xbox in 2017, but 2018 is all about the huge success of the mobile version. This could give PUBG Mobile an edge over Fortnite due to its strong presence on Google Play Store.

PUBG Mobile comes as a scaled-down version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds that was released for Microsoft Windows back in December past year.

The PC and console version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds may be lagging behind in the race against Fortnite, but the mobile version of the game is steaming ahead. Tencent has just announced that PUBG Mobile recently surpassed 100 million downloads within 4 months since its release on Android and iOS platforms.

All aforementioned data was compiled from regions where PUBG Mobile is available, save for China, Japan and Korea.

However the PUBG Mobile monetisation system still needs some work. However, a report from SensorTower says the game was pulling in around $650,000 per day thanks in part to the launch of the new Royale Pass.

PUBG Mobile at first did not feature any in-game purchases at the time of launch making the game completely free. Another setback for PUBG being that the users can not cross-play with PC and consoles.

According to Vincent Wang, PUBG Mobile general manager, he thanked the development team at Quantum Studios and Lightspeed to offer such an enormous support to the game while he thanked the players around the world who showed their dedication towards the mobile version of the game.

Players can expect more content for the mobile shooter this year. Recently, the developers held a Mission: Impossible crossover event along with the release of the movie which kept the hype machine of the game going.

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