Tencent’s PUBG Mobile has hit $8bn in lifetime player spend across the App Store and Google Play, according to Sensor Tower.
The game joins an exclusive club of games that have reached the milestone, which includes fellow Tencent title Honor of Kings, Mixi’s Monster Strike and Supercell’s Clash of Clans.
However, Q1 2022 revenue in PUBG Mobile was at its lowest since Q4 2020, according to Sensor Tower data, with shooters declining across the board, down 14% YOY to $1.4bn.
China continues to be PUBG Mobile’s biggest market, with lifetime revenues at $4.7bn to date, 57% of total worldwide player spending. Outside of China, lifetime revenue stands at $3.5bn, with the US second biggest spenders with 11% of that total and Turkey third at around 4%.
A whopping 81% of worldwide player spend in PUBG Mobile is through the App Store, with Google Play close to 19%, because the latter is not available in China. Outside of that territory, the split is more even – 56% to 44% in favour of the App Store.
Sensor Tower also gave us an update on the five top grossing mobile games worldwide in Q1 2022 (above), which were Honor of Kings ($741m), PUBG Mobile ($650m), Genshin Impact ($567m), Roblox ($319m) and Candy Crush Saga ($306m).
The data firm dropped its State of Mobile Gaming 2022 report yesterday, in which it claimed that Q1 2022 spending in the US and Japan was down double digits.