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PUBG Mobile Revenue Grew 166% Last Week, Surpassing Fortnite for the First Time on iOS

PUBG Mobile's for the week of November 19 reached $12 million, surpassing Fortnite by 45% according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates.

PUBG Mobile Revenue Black Friday 2018

Black Friday week saw a lot more green pouring into Tencent's battle royale shooter PUBG Mobile, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data confirms. According to our estimates, worldwide player spending in the game across the App Store and Google Play increased 2.7x last week compared to the preceding seven days, climbing 166 percent from $4.5 million to an estimated $12 million.

This was 43 percent more than rival Fortnite grossed on iOS devices during the same period, marking the first week since PUBG Mobile began monetizing in April that its player spending eclipsed that of the Epic Games developed title.

Comparing the two games on Apple's platform alone, PUBG Mobile grossed just 20 percent less than Fortnite last week, and out-earned it on two of the seven days, November 21 and 22. This is the first time it has done so on the same platform.

All told, PUBG Mobile ended the week having averaged approximately $1.7 million per day. Fortnite earned an estimated $1.2 million per day on iOS during the same period.

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Randy Nelson

Written by: Randy Nelson, Head of Mobile Insights

Date: November 2018