PUBG Mobile makes $146M in May to become top-earning global game

PUBG Mobile rakes in almost $150 million in just one month. 

While Fortnite dominates the battle-royale genre on consoles and PCs, PUBG Mobile is king when it comes to phones.

PUBG Mobile earned $146 million from player spending in May, according to a report from data insights firm Sensor Tower, making it the top-grossing mobile app that month. The total is split between $76 million in revenue from PUBG Mobile outside of China and Game for Peace, a Chinese-specific version of the game that brought in $70 million.

In May, Tencent rebranded PUBG Mobile in China due to a government crackdown on video games featuring violence. Game for Peace has the same gameplay, but there’s no blood. When players die, they wave goodbye before disappearing from the battlefield.

Coming behind PUBG mobile was Honor of Kings, a Tencent MOBA game known as Arena of Valor in the US, with $125 million, according to Sensor Tower. Fortnite Mobile earned $43.3 million in May.

Tencent and developer Bluehole didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.


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