Call of Duty Mobile hits 100 million downloads in its first week, shattering record
Mobile gaming: so hot right now.
Call of Duty Mobile passed 100 million unique downloads after only one week on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, according to estimates by Sensor Tower. That gives the mobile shooter from Activision the crown for the most successful launch of any mobile game in history.
Most of those 100 million downloads came from iOS users, who accounted for 55.7% of the 102.2 million total downloads. Android users made up the remaining 44.3%. By country, the United States accounted for 16.9% of total downloads with India following close behind at 13.4%. Brazil came in third with 7% of total downloads.
Mario Kart Tour, another popular title, hit 90 million downloads in its first week after its launch on September 26th. PUBG Mobile and the mobile port of Fortnite pale in comparison to Call of Duty Mobile; PUBG Mobile managed 28 million downloads in its first week, while Fornite hit only 22.5 million. (Keep in mind that Fortnite originally launched as an exclusive on the Apple App Store.)
Since Call of Duty Mobile is a free-to-play title, it’s revenue looks more modest compared to its install base. Current estimates peg total earning at US $17.7 million, or an average of $0.17 per download. Compared to other popular shooters PUBG Mobile and Fortnite (mobile version), though, Call of Duty Mobile has been wildly successful after one week. Fortnite made a mere $2.3 million in its first week on Apple’s App Store, and PUBG Mobile made a little under $600,000 in the first week after it started monetization options.