PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole
Did you know: “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is the best-selling PC game (50 million copies sold)
The world online has exploded into battle royale madness, with the launch of a couple of huge games. One is Fortnite and the other is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG to its friends.
Battle royale games on smartphones are quite popular these days, especially the likes of Fortnite and PUBG Mobile.
PUBG Mobile rapidly gained traction across multiple markets on its release. It is one of the biggest mobile games released in the recent past in terms of revenue, outperforming other battle royale titles such as Fortnite and Knives Out.
A recent report by SensorTower has revealed that the game has now crossed the $1 billion mark in revenue. A lot of this has to do with the game’s recent release in China as “Game for Peace”.
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Shortly after its release, player spending skyrocketed to $167 million, which is an increase of about 748% from last year. This made PUBG the number 1 mobile game in terms of revenue for over three months in a row.
Even if China is removed from the equation, the game has still shown tremendous growth with players spending over $63 million outside of China in just one month. This is an increase of nearly 152% from a year earlier.
It is worth mentioning that these numbers don’t include revenue generated from PUBG Mobile Lite. As the name suggests, PUBG Mobile Lite is a lightweight alternative for older devices that don’t have the necessary hardware to run the game.
Fortnite, on the other hand, still has a long way to go before it can reach the $1 billion mark. According to estimates, the game managed to generate $752 million in revenue on iOS and Android.
Epic Games has yet to officially launch Fornite in China.
PUBG Mobile: The essential details
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile game is published by Tencent Games and is available for Android and iOS (i.e., iPhone).
The game is currently undergoing a phased roll-out, from 19 March 2018, but it is a global roll-out and it’s available in the UK and other territories on Android. The iOS version is also available.
PUBG Mobile minimum requirements
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile game is a persistent online game, so you’ll need a connection to the internet to play – be that via mobile network or Wi-Fi – but the lower the ping the better.
The tech specs for Android are Android 5.1 and higher and at least 2GB of RAM. We’ve played on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and experienced no problems.
The iPhone version needs iOS 9.0 or later, so a full range of iPhone models back to iPhone 5s are supported and iPads back to iPad Mini 2, as well as iPod touch 6-gen.
The game is PEGI 16 rated in the UK; Fortnite is PEGI 12 in the UK