“Call of Duty” hits 100 million downloads in its first week of launch, beating downloads debut of “Fortnite” and PUBG games.
According to the data, PUBG, Fortnite and Electronic Arts’ “Apex Legends” download 26.3 million, 22.5 million and 25 million times respectively in their first week of release.
This is the largest mobile game launch in history in terms of the total player base in the first week.
The app was launched on October 1 and the numbers reflected worldwide unique downloads across Apple’s App Store and Google Play store.
“Call of Duty” was developed for mobile by Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, which also has a stake in PUBG’s Bluehole and Fortnite’s Epic Games and is credited with popularizing the battle-royale format, where dozens of online players battle each other to death.
The United States was mobile edition’s main draw, with 17% of the downloads in its launch week, followed by India, where PUBG has a strong foothold. Tencent is yet to launch the game in China.
Activision group, the owner of the game will launch the next console edition of “Call of Duty” on October 25th has labeled 2019 a “transition year”.
The company said in May it would cut 800 jobs and invest heavily to develop its key game franchises.