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PUBG Mobile has amassed 1 billion downloads outside of China since launching in March 2018, according to publisher Tencent.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

March 25, 2021

1 Min Read

PUBG Mobile has amassed 1 billion downloads outside of China since launching in March 2018, according to developer Tencent. 

The Chinese company broke the news during an earnings call, highlighted by Reuters, and said it has ambitions to pull in around half of its video game revenue from overseas markets. 

"PUBG Mobile achieving 1 billion downloads shows that core games, in this case a triple-A battle royale title based on the PC IP of the same name, can achieve the same scale in the mobile space," said Niko Partners analyst, Daniel Ahmad, speaking to Reuters.

According to estimates from analytics company Sensor Tower, the milestone means the mobile shooter has become one of the most downloaded titles in the world, with only Subway Surfers and Candy Crush Saga outperforming it on those terms.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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