For Tencent, the game remains their strongest gold-sucking project, and it is. Tactical Sports Mobile Game PUBG Mobile and Peace Elite now gross more than $1.5 billion worldwide on the App Store and Google Play, according to research firm Sensor Tower.
The report also shows that since 2019, tencent’s “PUBG Mobile” and “Peace Elite” have grossed $1.3 billion worldwide, or 88 percent of the total revenue since the series went public in 2018. That’s largely thanks to Peace Elite, which was released in China this year, and the game now has more than $614 million in revenue in China’s App Store. (Data does not include third-party Android channels in the Chinese market.) )
It’s worth noting that “Peace Elite” went on sale in May 2019, a year behind overseas, but Chinese players are ahead of the global market in the series. Revenue from China’s App Store is $614 million, or 40 percent of the series’ total revenue so far. The U.S. market contributed $293 million, or 20 percent, while the Japanese market ranked third, with $117 million, or 8 percent. On the platform side, Apple’s App Store contributed $1.08 billion, or 72 percent, and Google Play contributed $438 million, or 28 percent.
The final report concluded that Tencent’s “PUBG Mobile” and “Peace Elite” series were undoubtedly one of the most successful mobile games of the year, with its launch later than other tactical sports mobile games, but its revenue scored.