Call of Duty: Mobile has been crunching numbers like crazy.
According to estimated figures presented by Sensor Tower earlier today, Call of Duty: Mobile was downloaded more than a hundred times worldwide in the first week. Majority of these downloads took place on iOS devices, accounting for nearly 57 million downloads or nearly 56 percent of the total.
Call of Duty: Mobile has now become the only mobile game ever to cross the magical hundred-download barrier in seven days. The recently released Mario Kart Tour was previously in the lead with 90 million downloads during the same period. Heavyweights like Fortnite and PUBG never even came close, generating less than 30 million downloads each in their debut week.
Call of Duty: Mobile is free to play, meaning that any number of downloads will never matter unless players are spending real-world money in the store. In that regard, the same report estimates Call of Duty: Mobile to have raked in around $18 million in the first week. The earnings break down between $9.1 and $8.3 million between iOS and Android respectively.
Take note that the game has not yet been released in China. The estimated figures are for the rest of the world, in which United States and India are the two countries with the most number of active players. It goes without saying that the Chinese released is going to give a massive boost to both the number of players and amount of player-spending.
Activision exclaimed that the response to Call of Duty: Mobile has been surprising to say the least. Considering that it’s the first-ever mobile adaptation of the franchise, there were community concerns about how well the game would fare.
Call of Duty: Mobile is described as a combination of Modern Warfare and Black Ops. Hence, you can expect iconic features to be part of the experience. Soap McTavish, Simon “Ghost” Riley, and Alex Mason are all returning, alongside classic maps such as Nuketown, Crash, and Hijacked. Besides the battle royale mode, there will be Team Deathmatch, Domination, and even Gun Game.
Elsewhere, Modern Warfare is gearing up for launch later in the month. There’s still a lot of noise over the netcode, availability of weapons in supply drops, absent details about post-release content support, and the Specs Ops Survival Mode being kept exclusive to PlayStation 4 for a whole year. Infinity Ward has promised to provide an update on all concerns in the coming days. If you’re not part of the boycott campaign, you can pre-order Modern Warfare before it releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25, 2019.