While not doing quite as well as competitor Fortnite, which hit 100 million downloads on iOS alone in July, PUBG Mobile, the mobile version of the ever popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, seems to be doing rather well for itself in its own right. Today, publishers Tencent revealed via a press release that the Android and iOS version of the game crossed 100 million combined downloads.
This milestone came in fewer than four months since the game debuted worldwide on smartphones and tablets, so it’s an impressive feat. The launch of PUBG Mobile saw it top charts in many countries across the world, including massive mobile markets like India and China.
Of course, for as well as Fortnite has done on consoles and iOS, there is a possibility that it loses to PUBG in the Android realm- there, instead of launching the game on Google Play, Epic will be making it available exclusively as a direct download and “sideload”. While there is an argument to be made that Fortnite is big enough for Epic to get away with it, it could also hurt them- and give PUBG Mobile the boost it needs.
All of that, of course, remains to be seen. For now, congratulations to PUBG Mobile on the milestone. It’s available on iOS and Android, while a full version can also be played on PC and Xbox One.