Since such as Fortnite and PUBG have millions of concurrent players, it should come as no surprise that all big game publishers have now set their sights on the mobile gaming industry. Call of Duty is the most popular FPS (first-person-shooter) game franchise in the world and the developers have recently released the iOS version of the game on the App Store which was a success! According to a new report from Sensor Tower, the iOS version of Call of Duty Mobile has been downloaded over 100 million times.
Call of Duty Mobile is a Massive Success on iOS
When Call of Duty Mobile was first announced, no one knew what to expect because the mobile gaming industry seems to be ruled by Fortnite and PUBG. However, it looks like a big brand such as Call of Duty Mobile was able to take the industry by storm and get more than 100 million players in less than a week.
This is the most successful launch of a mobile game on iOS. For comparison, Fortnite was downloaded 22.5 million times in the first week and PUBG was downloaded 28 million times.
The Gaming Industry is Changing
The fact that Call of Duty Mobile is doing so great is not necessarily good news for gamers. This is showing to game publishers that they don’t need to launch AAA PC or console games in order to have huge success.
To make things even worse, nearly all mobile games are packed with in-game transactions which means that players who want to be on top of the game are required to spend real money for boosts and in-game items.
Despite being a free to download mobile game, Call of Duty Mobile has already generated a total of $12.7 million combined on Android and iOS in the first week of launching. This is thanks to the aforementioned in-game transactions.