'Call of Duty: Mobile' smashes PUBG record with 100 million downloads
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‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ smashes PUBG record with 100 million downloads in the first week

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Saurav Bhagat
Written by Saurav Bhagat
[email protected] | Delhi | Published on: October-09-2019 03:02 PM
  • With respect to the player base that was developed in the first week, this is by far the largest mobile game release in history
  • PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and Apex Legends of Electronic Arts scored 26.3 million, 22.5 million, and 25 million downloads respectively in their first week of release
  • The smash-hit mobile game ‘Call Of Duty’ is a “first-person-shooter game” that enables gamers to represent elite soldiers in various parts of the world chasing down targets
  • The console-based versions of the game enjoyed a loyal following, but the meteoric rise of free-to-play online gaming forced developers to adapt their games to the smaller screen

In its first week, the mobile version of the video game series Call of Duty racked up 100 million downloads, Sensor Tower said on Tuesday, dwarfing the debuts of recent smashes like Fortnite and PUBG Mobile.

In their first week of release, PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and Apex Legends of Electronic Arts scored 26.3 million, 22.5 million, and 25 million, respectively.

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“With respect to the player base that was developed in the first week, this is by far the largest mobile game release in history,” said Randy Nelson, head of mobile insights at Sensor Tower.

“Call of Duty: Mobile” was released by its publisher Activision Blizzard Inc on Oct. 1 and Sensor Tower said the numbers are since the time it represented unprecedented worldwide sales through the Apple Store and Google Play.

The smash-hit ‘Call Of Duty’ is a “first-person-shooter game” that enables gamers to represent elite soldiers in various parts of the world chasing down targets.

Call Of Duty Mobile

It has multiple playing modes like PUBG

Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings, which also has a stake in PUBG’s Bluehole and Fortnite’s Epic Games and is credited with popularizing the battle-royal model, where thousands of online players are battling each other to death, has created Call of Duty for phones.

The United States was the main draw for the mobile version, with 17% of the downloads in its release week, followed by India, where PUBG Mobile has a strong foothold. Tencent still has to start the game in China. Activision, which will release the next “Call of Duty” console version on October 25, described 2019 as a “transition year.”

In May, the company said that it would cut 800 jobs and invest heavily to develop its key game franchises “Candy Crush”, “Call of Duty”, “Overwatch”, “Warcraft”, “Hearthstone” and “Diablo”.

The console-based versions of the game enjoyed a loyal following, but the meteoric rise of free-to-play online gaming forced developers to adapt their games to the smaller screen and expand them.

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Saurav Bhagat

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