PUBG Mobile Crosses $9 Billion Milestone for Lifetime Revenue Generation
According to a report by Sensor Tower, PUBG Mobile has crossed the $9 Billion USD milestone in lifetime revenue generation. Furthermore, PUBG Mobile players have installed the game more than 1.1 Billion times and have spent over $5.2 million per day on average.
It is important to note that the report only includes the players’ spending and downloads from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. It excludes spending and downloads from all other third-party app stores. Furthermore, the report does not include BattleGrounds Mobile India (BGMI – the Indian variant of the game). The exclusion of BGMI from the report might be due to the hurdles the game has faced in its journey in the Indian market. PUBG Mobile was banned in India under Section 69A of the IT Act 2000 in September 2020. Following this, Krafton introduced BGMI in July 2021, which was also suspended under the same act one year after its launch.
PUBG Mobile completes $9 Billion revenue generation
Tencent launched PUBG Mobile, a mobile variant of its famous PC game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), in March 2018. Since then, it has become one of the most played battle royale games across the globe. It broke multiple records and has crossed milestone after milestone over the years. Almost one and a half years after its launch in 2018, . In 2020 alone, the game shattered all the records when . Earlier this year, in May, PUBG Mobile surpassed $8 Billion in lifetime revenue generation. Finally, in December 2022, Sensor Tower reported that the game had crossed $9 Billion in revenue generation.
In the first three quarters of 2022, PUBG Mobile was downloaded 104.4 million times, and players’ spending reached up to $1.6 billion. However, according to the Sensor Tower report, both of these metrics saw a decline of about 27% compared to the first three quarters of 2021 (142 million and $2.2 billion, respectively).
Although PUBG mobile has grown at a rapid pace, it has faced its fair share of problems since its inception in the mobile gaming market. The game is banned in multiple countries, including India, China, Afghanistan, Jordan, and more.