Press Release

PUBG: NEW STATE hits #1 in Top Games in 165 countries

PUBG: NEW STATE ’s downloads has surpassed 20 million, ranks #1 on Google Play and App Store in 165 countries following last week’s launch
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS- Nov. 16, 2021 - Following its launch late last week, KRAFTON, Inc., the creators of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, announced that PUBG: NEW STATE has surpassed 20 million downloads, hitting #1 on Top Games on Google Play and the App Store in more than 165 countries, including the U.S., South Korea, Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and more. 
PUBG: NEW STATE is KRAFTON’s free-to-play next-generation mobile game playable in 17 different languages. Set in the year 2051, PUBG: NEW STATE brings the full, uncompromised battle royale gaming experience currently available in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS to iOS and Android, making it one of the most realistic and technologically advanced mobile games to date.  
“The game’s early success could not have been possible without the enthusiasm and support of our players worldwide,” said Minkyu Park, Executive Producer of PUBG: NEW STATE. “With PUBG: NEW STATE, we strived to create a compelling experience that sets a new standard for mobile battle royale games. For our future updates, we will work effortlessly in creating new, fun features, while improving the stability, optimization and gameplay experience of the game.”  
To celebrate the launch of PUBG: NEW STATE, KRAFTON is hosting a global “Play With Friends” campaign. Players who log into the game each day from Nov. 15 through Nov. 21 and participate in the “Play With Friends” event will have the chance to win the #NewStateStyle in-game emote and a Chicken Medals, which players can use to exchange items from the in-game store. ***
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About KRAFTON, Inc.

KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world. The company consists of PUBG Studios, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings, Dreamotion, and Unknown Worlds, each with its own unique expertise. 
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, PUBG: NEW STATE, The Callisto Protocol, TERA, and ELYON. As a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities, KRAFTON seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit

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