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Call of Duty Mobile was the second most downloaded game in its first month, making it another big hit for Tencent. (Picture: Activision)

148 million downloads for Tencent’s Call of Duty

The popular shooter is second only to Pokémon Go as the most downloaded mobile game in its first month

This article originally appeared on ABACUS
Tencent’s Call of Duty Mobile has been downloaded 148 million times in its first month, making it the second most downloaded mobile game in its debut month after Pokémon Go, according to Sensor Tower.

Call of Duty Mobile marks another hit for Tencent, averaging 4.9 million downloads a day on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The game beat out Mario Kart Tour, which had 123.9 million downloads in its first month. It’s twice as big as the start for PUBG Mobile, another popular Tencent game, and nearly four times as large as Fortnite’s mobile launch.

The game is currently still awaiting government approval in China, where early responses suggest it could also become a big hit. When PUBG Mobile was rereleased as Game for Peace in China with approval for monetization, it allowed the game to surpass US$1 billion in revenue.

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