The mobile variation of computer game franchise Call of Duty acquired 100 million downloads in its first week, market site Sensor Tower stated on Tuesday, dwarfing the launchings of previous smashes including Fortnite and PUBG Mobile.
PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and Electronic Arts’ Apex Legends scored 26.3 million, 22.5 million and 25 million respectively in their very first week of release.
“This is without a doubt the largest mobile video game launch in history in regards to the gamer base that’s been built in the very first week,” said Randy Nelson, head of mobile insights at Sensor Tower.
Call of Duty: Mobile was released by its publisher Activision Blizzard on October 1 and Sensor Tower said the numbers reflected worldwide special downloads throughout Apple’s App Store and Google Play in the duration given that.
The smash hit is a “first-person-shooter video game” that permits gamers to represent elite soldiers searching down targets in different parts of the world. The video game’s console-based editions have enjoyed a faithful following however the meteoric rise of free-to-play online games have forced business to adjust and establish their games for the smaller screen.
Call of Duty was established for mobile by Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings, which also has a stake in PUBG’s Bluehole and Fortnite’s Epic Games and is credited with popularising the battle-royale format, where lots of online gamers battle each other to death.
The United States was mobile edition’s primary draw, with 17 percent of the downloads in its launch week, followed by India, where PUBG Mobile has a strong foothold. Tencent is yet to launch the game in China. Activision, which will launch the next console edition of “Call of Duty” on October 25, has labeled 2019 a “transition year”.
The business said in May it would cut 800 jobs and invest greatly to develop its crucial video game franchises Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Overwatch, Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Diablo.