Two weeks following its April 22 global launch, the latest mobile battle royale game from China's NetEase, the sci-fi themed Cyber Hunter, has racked up five million worldwide downloads across the App Store and Google Play. Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data also shows the title's launch in the key Japanese market has surpassed that of the country's top battle royale entry on mobile, NetEase's own Knives Out.
Approximately 1.1 million of Cyber Hunter's installs during its first two weeks came from Japan, where Knives Out has been a top five earner among all mobile games since April 2018. By comparison, that title's first 14 days in the market saw it add about 980,000 players across both stores.
Knives Out has gone on to gross more than $510 million in its largest market, and a total of $623 million worldwide. At an estimated $350,000 spent by players so far globally, and $154,000 in Japan, Cyber Hunter has a ways to go before it can match Knives Out's success—but that title has proven NetEase knows what Japanese players want, and hopefully it can deliver more of that with its latest release in the months to come.