Call of Duty Mobile Surpasses 100 Million Downloads - Prima Games

Call of Duty Mobile Surpasses 100 Million Downloads

by Liana Ruppert

When Tencent announced they were launching a Call of Duty mobile game, the hardcore gamer crowd was quick with their eyerolls – admittedly including me. Then it launched and pretty much set the mobile world on fire with a glowing amount of praise online. Now the team is celebrating yet another major milestone with over 100 million downloads since the game’s launch at the beginning of the month.  

The latest report comes from Sensor Tower analytics regarding both iOS and Android downloads, marking it the largest mobile game launch in history. Here are some other interesting stats regarding the launch in comparison to similar releases within their first week (in terms of f2p console release): 

  • PUBG 26.3 million players
  • Fortnite 22.5 million players
  • Apex Legends 25 million players

I played a few rounds when it first launched, though I swear I’m playing against bots because I’ve absolutely dominated in every single round. MVP after MVP, which was strange but I’ll take the ego boost where I can get it. That, and I really haven’t been able to put it down which I quickly found out is awkward when I forgot to silence my phone and gunshots sounded out in a very quiet restaurant. 

Thomson Ji, Vice President of Tencent’s TiMi Studios recently told Bloomberg, ““We’re committed to developing games to target global markets. Call of Duty is very influential globally and we hope this game can help us reach hundreds of millions of mobile gamers overseas.”

“This is a particularly strong launch for the action genre on mobile and mobile games in general,” added Sensor Tower’s head of mobile insights, Randy Nelson. “I can tell that Tencent has incorporated what it learned in the development of PUBG Mobile here.”

It will be interesting to see what these strong mobile release numbers mean for other AAA franchises. It does beg the question though: If you could have any game ported over into a mobile experience, what would it be? Hit us up with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames.

H/T Charlie Intel

Liana Ruppert

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!