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Playerunknown’s Battleground Mobile grabs top spot on iOS free games chart in 17 countries

Playerunknown’s Battleground Mobile grabs top spot on iOS free games chart in 17 countries

Playerunknown’s Battleground Mobile has already hit the top spot in the iOS free games chart in 17 different countries within 24 hours of launch, according to App Annie.

The market data company revealed the information to PocketGamer.biz, which showed PUBG Mobile to be holding the top spots in countries such as Canada, Australia and Singapore as of 3PM today.

Chinese publishing giant Tencent’s mobile version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is also sitting in the second spot in Germany and the US, while being third in the UK, Netherlands and Spain.

Battle Royale games are growing in popularity on mobile with titles in the genre, such as Epic Games’ Fortnite and NetEase’s Knifes Out, contributing to almost 250 million downloads across Google Play and the iOS App Store alone.

Winner winner, chicken dinner

PUBG Corp took to Twitter earlier this week to reveal that Chinese publishing giant Tencent’s mobile version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds was in the midst of being released in other regions after it fully launched in America and Canada.

News initially broke of PUBG coming to mobile last November, shortly after Tencent and PUBG Corp joined forces to publish the game in China.

China was the first region to get its hands on the popular battle royale port when PUBG: Exhilarating Battlefield and PUBG: Army Attack was released in China on February 9th.

The duo was quick to make a splash as they became the two most downloaded apps worldwide on the iOS App Store within days following their launch, despite only being released in China.

PUBG Mobile also looks to be a version of Exhilarating Battlefield, which bears numerous similarities to the PC version as opposed to Army Attack which plays with the idea of vehicular combat.


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Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.

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