Moving from success to success, popular mobile game PUBG Mobile (PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds) has just crossed its latest landmark with over 100 million installs on the Google Play Store. The game, developed by Tencent Games, is currently among the most popular mobile games available for smartphones, and has been particularly successful on the Android platform.
A quick look on the Google Play Store listing for PUBG Mobile shows that downloads have cross 100 million, which is no small feat for apps on the platform. Additionally, the game is listed in the top ten of free games and highest-grossing games, thanks to its in-app purchase model that lets users buy in-game upgrades such as clothing items, season passes and more.
PUBG Mobile recently announced that it had over 20 million daily active users on the game, and also last month rolled out the latest map for the game, Sanhok, through version 0.8.0. The popular multiplayer game puts real players across the world against each other in a ‘battle royale’ format, where 100 players are parachuted onto the map to fight it out till one (or a single squad) is left standing to win the fabled ‘Chicken Dinner’.
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While the game isn’t quite as popular as competitor Fortnite, that game’s absence on the Android platform till recently has meant that PUBG Mobile remains a popular choice for Android users. The game is particularly popular in India and China; downloads from China do not even reflect on the Google Play Store given that Google services are heavily controlled in the country. The game’s heavy optimizations which enable smooth functioning on all kinds of smartphones, affordable and expensive, is one of the key reasons for its huge success.