PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile has achieved an incredible multi-million dollar jackpot in revenue from microtransactions and Battle Passes in all markets around the world since its launch in 2018.
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The mega-popular F2P hit PUBG Mobile has become one of the top-grossing mobile games on the market today, with over $9 billion in lifetime earnings to date. The data comes from number-crunching analyst firm Sensor Tower, who also noted that Genshin Impact garnered a whopping $4.1 billion in profit since its launch in 2020.
Putting these numbers into perspective reveals surprising results. PUBG Mobile has generated more revenue than the Grand Theft Auto franchise since the release of GTA V; According to figures provided by Take-Two Interactive, the The GTA series has earned $7.68 billion in net revenue since the release of Grand Theft Auto V in 2013..
The number also exceeds the figures for other franchises such as Dragon Ball Z, which is expected to generate nearly $1 billion in revenue for the Japanese game publisher Bandai Namco during the FY22 period.
PUBG Mobile is one of the most popular mobile games in the mobile market today and has been released in various regions including the top gaming revenue market of China where it is published by Tencent. Interestingly, these winning figures do not include India, where gambling has been strictly regulated by the Indian government.
Krafton, the parent company of PUBG Corp, reported total revenue of $1.32 billion in Q3 2022, with 80% of that revenue, or more than $1 billion, coming from mobile devices.
Sensor Tower also points out that PUBG Mobile has amassed over 1 billion installs worldwide on iOS and Android.