PUBG Mobile has had a fabulous year. Packed stadium events, numerous celebrity collaborations, and now a whole lot of money.
The hit battle royale game surpassed the $1.5 billion mark in revenue, thanks to a 2019 in which the game generated $1.3 billion in gross revenue, according to a report by Sensor Tower. Player spending has increased substantially ever since the release of the battle pass in May 2018, with the game making $496 million in the third quarter of 2019 alone.
In China, Tencent was only able to monetize the game after releasing another version called Game for Peace last May. In spite of this, the Chinese version accounted for over 46 percent of the total revenue generated in 2019, or $614 million, indicating how big the market is in China.
Players from the United States spent, too, evident by $293 million in revenue in 2019, making it the second biggest market for PUBG Mobile. Japan ranked third with $117 million.
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