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PUBG Mobile earned $146 million from player spending in May

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    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.

    That exceeded the $125m in revenue generated in the same period by Tencent’s previous hit, the fantasy role-playing game Honour of Kings, launched in 2015.The figures suggest Tencent’s core games business is recovering after a Chinese government freeze last year on approvals for new titles.Tencent’s mobile game revenues were Rmb21.2bn in the first quarter, down 2 per cent from the same period a year ago due to fewer new games releases.

    The company has been using their very own social networking chat application, WeChat, to drive traffic for its games and directing users majorly to PUBG from WeChat and several other app stores that the it controls. Ethan Wang, head of government relations in China and Netease, China’s second biggest video games company by revenue, said, “Tencent is more of a platform company and we are more of a content company. We hope that competition will be fair. Don't sign contracts to block another company. In many countries, it is illegal to use monopoly status. There is only one company in China with such status”. In addition, if you are in need of Cheap PUBG Mobile UC Top Up, you can visit our website Mmocs.com.

    These changes illustrate the difficulties facing gaming companies in China, where the government has cracked down on titles it sees as anti-social or corrupting.In February, the government regulator stopped approving new licenses for video games altogether, while existing titles have had to be rewritten or incorporate time limits. In 2017, for example, Tencent’s last smash hit mobile game, the fantasy MOBA Honor of Kings, limited children under 12 to one hour of daily play, and children aged 12 to 18 to two hours.

    Game for Peace released in China at the start of May after Tencent’s PUBG Mobile games were given an overhaul in an effort to get around regulations and finally monetise. The game earned over $14 million within 72 hours of its launch.The revenue made from both versions of the battle royale title added together to make it the world’s highest grossing mobile app across the App Store and Google Play in May.
     

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