Good news for all the PUBG Mobile fans, PUBG Mobile is not only the most popular mobile game in the world, with more than 100 million monthly players, it’s now also the top-grossing: collecting more than $146 million last month in revenue according to analyst figures reported by The Financial Times.
The game’s sales on App Store and Google Play generated $76m in revenue. Another $70m came from the game’s Chinese rebranded version called Game For Peace.
Tencent’s hit has 100m monthly players internationally. However, in China itself, the publisher was unable to secure the license to monetize the mobile version of PUBG. Tencent shut down the international version in China and relaunched the game under the new brand of Game for Peace. The new title dialed down the violence of the original but managed to retain most of 160m PUBG Mobile monthly users in China. The combined revenue of PUBG Mobile and Game for Peace tops $125 million generated in May by Tencent’s previous hit Honor of Kings.
While Fortnite dominates the battle-royale genre on consoles and PC, PUBG Mobile is king when it comes to phones.