One of the top-performing mobile Battle Royale games in the market, Garena Free Fire has reportedly surpassed PUBG Mobile as the highest-earning Battle Royale title in the United States during the first quarter of 2021. According to Sensor Tower, Free Fire generated approximately $100 Million USD in revenue during the last quarter, more than enough to rise above PUBG Mobile who made $68 Million USD, followed by Call of Duty: Mobile with $62 Million. Competition between these big Battle Royale titles has been a norm, with each trying to surpass the other. It would seem that Free Fire has the higher ground for the first quarter of 2021.
According to a report from Sensor Tower’s Game Intelligence Product, Free Fire surpassed PUBG Mobile as the highest-earning mobile Battle Royale title for the first quarter of the year in the U.S. Free Fire generated a revenue of $100 Million compared to PUBG Mobile who made $68 Million USD, followed by Call of Duty: Mobile with $62 Million.
However, PUBG Mobile continues to dominate the mobile Battle Royale market worldwide with overall revenue of $744 Million USD. The numbers include their Chinese version of the game “Peacekeeper Elite.” Meanwhile, Free Fire lags behind with overall revenue of $255 Million in the first quarter globally. Following the two mobile MOBA titles is COD Mobile, with a revenue of $128 Million worldwide. Although Activision’s rising mobile game COD Mobile is not entirely focused on the Battle Royale genre, it has definitely contributed to the genre’s success.
It is undoubtedly true that the mobile Battle Royale genre has definitely exploded in popularity and is now quite lucrative in the mobile gaming market. It would be interesting to see how the mobile gaming industry and the Battle Royale genre evolves in the coming years.