Chinese tech goliath Tencent said on Thursday its cellphone activity game PUBG Mobile has surpassed 1 billion crosse downloads outside China, making it perhaps the most successful game around the world.
PUBG Mobile, the mobile version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, wherein a gathering of players battle each other until just a single warrior is left alive, has been massively popular since the so-called fight royale style game was dispatched three years prior.
The latest download figures would put it behind just Kiloo Games’ Subway Surfers and King Digital Entertainment’s Candy Crush Saga, both casual titles that are moderately easy to play and interest a wide crowd, as indicated by information analytics firm Sensor Tower.
“PUBG Mobile accomplishing 1 billion downloads shows that center games, in this case, an AAA Battle Royale title based on the PC IP of the same name, can accomplish the same scale in the mobile space,” said Daniel Ahmad, an analyst with Niko Partners. Tencent, the world’s biggest video games organization by income, has another fight royale title in China called Peacekeeper Elite. The declaration came as Tencent revealed its web-based games income rose 29% in the final quarter, driven by a surge in paying users for video games in China and worldwide markets.
Its two-hit games, Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile, kept on fixing the rankings in China and globally, respectively, in the same quarter, it said.
Tencent has said it aims to infer a large portion of its games income from overseas.
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