PUBG Mobile's lifetime revenue hits $3bn, India tops download chart

IANS | Jul 04, 2020, 11:54 AM IST

Battle Royale title game PUBG Mobile has seen a global revenue gain of $1.3 billion (roughly Rs 9,731 crore) in the first half of this year, bringing its lifetime collection to $3 billion (nearly Rs 22,457 crore) with the highest number of downloads in India which ranks at the top with 175 million installs.

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Lockdown benefit to PUBG Mobile

Lockdown benefit to PUBG Mobile

With people staying home owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, the PUBG revenues hit a record high of $270 million (around Rs 2,021 crore) in March, reveals data from analytics firm Sensor Tower. Photo: Reuters

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PUBG Mobile origin

PUBG Mobile origin

PUBG is not banned in India as it is not entirely Chinese. The game has been created and managed by Bluehole which is a South Korean organisation.

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China follows PUBG Mobile

China follows PUBG Mobile

After PUBG became popular, Tencent -- a Chinese conglomerate -- joined hands with Bluehole to market the product in China and started handling a large portion of its distribution. The game is distributed in India by Tencent Holdings. The game did not feature in the banned list due to its mixed ownership, since it`s not entirely Chinese. Photo: Reuters

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What latest sensor tower data says

What latest sensor tower data says

According to Sensor Tower data, in 2020, while the Garena offering collected over $300 million (roughly Rs 2,245 crore), Knives Out from NetEase generated over $260 million (roughly Rs. 1,946 crore) in revenue. Photo: Reuters

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Activision`s Call of Duty

Activision`s Call of Duty

Following them is Activision`s Call of Duty: Mobile that turned in a revenue of $220 million (around Rs 1,646 crore). Photo: Reuters

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Game For Peace success in China

Game For Peace success in China

PUBG Mobile, thanks to the release of `Game For Peace` in China, has been a wild success internationally. Photo: Reuters