Call of Duty Mobile Passes 100 Million Downloads In First Week

TJ Denzer,

October 9, 2019 12:05 AM

Call of Duty Mobile has proven to be more than a little successful. The game was downloaded over 100 million times in the first week of its launch.

When Activision launched Call of Duty Mobile, they sought to bring everything fans like about the world famous first-person shooter franchise to mobile devices. In that effort, they have been more than successful. Recent reports showed that during the first week that Call of Duty Mobile was available, it amassed 100 million downloads across iOS and Android devices around the world.

The incredible first week of Call of Duty Mobile was first reported on October 8, 2019 via Reuters and industry site Sensor Tower. Randy Nelson of mobile insights at Sensor Tower reported that it was by far a stand out from many other games like it, moving way ahead of the likes of even popular battle royale titles like PUBG and Fortnite in its first week of launch.

“This is by far the largest mobile game launch in history in terms of the player base that’s been built in the first week,” said Nelson.

Reuters’ original article claims that, by comparison, PUBG was downloaded 26.3 million times, Fortnite 22.5 million, and Apex Legends 25 million in their first weeks of release. That means that Call of Duty Mobile has outperformed its closest competitor in record downloads by a factor of nearly four. Finally, this does not include the Chinese region. While Tencent owns a share of Activision Blizzard and will likely be in charge of rolling out the game in the future, the game has yet to launch in China.

Call of Duty Mobile’s success is likely more than a little boosting as Acitivion prepares to launch the next Call of Duty (COD: Modern Warfare) on October 25 on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, though not all is peachy in the Activision Blizzard camp. Check out why Blizzard is under fire for releasing a Hong Kong Hearthstone player and two casters following a post-game protest.


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