Call of Duty: Mobile surpasses 100 million downloads in one week

Call of Duty: Mobile surpasses 100 million downloads in one week

9th October 2019 4 By Jordan Heal

Call of Duty: Mobile is the latest phenomena to land on iOS and Android surpassing a staggering 100 million downloads in just one week.

The franchise, which has long reigned on console and computer platforms, has now come to smartphone devices and is set to dethrone rivals PUBG and Fortnite.

It was released on October 1 and, despite obvious teething issues, it has generally been well received by players across the globe with some speculating it could propel eSports on mobile even further into the stratosphere.

The immediate problems being faced by fans relate to the persistent matching with bots and a lacklustre battle pass.

Though with a title that has only been available for eight days, many of the complications will likely be ironed out across its first few months of release.

The PUBG and Fortnite mobile games generated 28 million and 22.5 million downloads respectively in their first weeks – figures which have been monumentally eclipsed by the arrival of CoD on mobile.

According to Sensor Tower, the Tencent Holdings-developed title has seen a remarkable 100 million downloads within its first week.

Randy Nelson, head of mobile insights for the company, gushed: “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”.

While it has witnessed a trailblazing start, it will be interesting to see if Call of Duty: Mobile can sustain the massive hype it has garnered across the past week.

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