Chinese technology giant Tencent said Thursday that its PUBG Mobile action game has surpassed a billion accumulated downloads outside of China, making it one of the most successful games in the world.
PUBG Mobile, the mobile version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, in which a group of players fight each other until only one fighter is left alive, has been extremely popular since the so-called battle royale-style game was launched three years ago.
The latest download data would put it behind only Subway Surfers Kiloo Games and Candy Crush Saga by King Digital Entertainment, both casual titles that are relatively easy to reproduce and attract a wide audience, according to data analysis company Sensor Tower.
“PUBG Mobile achieving a billion downloads shows that basic games, in this case the AAA Battle Royale title based on the PC of the same name, can achieve the same scale in mobile space,” said Daniel Ahmad, an analyst at Niko Partners. Tencent, the world’s largest video game company by revenue, has another royal fight title in China called Peacekeeper Elite. The announcement came when Tencent reported that revenue from online games rose 29 percent in the fourth quarter, driven by an increase in the number of users paying for video games in China and international markets.
His two hit games, Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile, continued to rank first in China and internationally in the same quarter, it is said.
Tencent said it aims to get half of its revenue from the games from abroad.
Both LightSpeed and Quantum Studios, as well as Timi Studios, have opened stores in Los Angeles, with the goal of “creating content with original intellectual property that has global appeal”.
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