Chinese tech big Tencent stated on Thursday its cellphone motion recreation PUBG Mobile has surpassed 1 billion accumulated downloads outdoors China, making it one of the profitable video games worldwide.
PUBG Mobile, the cellular model of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, through which a bunch of gamers combat each other till solely a single combatant is left alive, has been massively well-liked since the so-called battle royale model recreation was launched three years in the past.
The newest obtain figures would put it behind solely Kiloo Games’ Subway Surfers and King Digital Entertainment’s Candy Crush Saga, each informal titles which might be comparatively simple to play and enchantment to a broad viewers, in line with knowledge analytics agency Sensor Tower.
(*1*) stated Daniel Ahmad, an analyst with Niko Partners.
Tencent, the world’s greatest video video games firm by income, has one other battle royale title in China referred to as Peacekeeper Elite.
The announcement got here as Tencent reported its on-line video games income rose 29% within the fourth quarter, pushed by a surge in paying customers for video video games in China and worldwide markets. Its two hit video games, Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile, continued to high the rankings in China and internationally, respectively, in the identical quarter, it stated.
Tencent has stated it goals to derive half its video games income from abroad. Both its LightSpeed and Quantum Studios and Timi Studios have opened retailers in Los Angeles, with the objective of “creating content with original intellectual property that has global appeal.”