Since its launch in 2018, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile has generated an incredible jackpot of billions in microtransactions and Battle Pass revenue in all markets worldwide.
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The wildly popular F2P hit PUBG Mobile has become one of the highest-grossing mobile games on the market today, with over $9 billion in lifetime revenue to date. This data comes from Sensor Tower, an analyst firm that analyzes numbers. Earned a whopping $4.1 billion since launching in 2020.
Putting these numbers into perspective reveals some surprising results. PUBG Mobile has made more money than the Grand Theft Auto franchise since the release of GTA V. According to figures provided by Take-Two Interactive, The GTA series has netted $7.68 billion since the release of Grand Theft Auto V in 2013..
The numbers are better than those of other franchises such as Dragon Ball Z. expected to generate approximately $1 billion in revenue Japanese game publisher BANDAI NAMCO’s earnings during the 2022 period.
PUBG Mobile is one of the most popular mobile games on the mobile market today and has been released in multiple regions, including China, the highest-grossing market for games published by Tencent. Interestingly, these earnings figures do not include India, where the game is heavily regulated by the Indian government.
Krafton, the parent company of PUBG Corp, reported total revenue of $1.32 billion in Q3 2022, with 80% of that revenue, or more than $1 billion, coming from mobile.
Sensor Tower also notes that PUBG Mobile has been installed over 1 billion times worldwide on iOS and Android.