Call of Duty: Mobile racks up amazing 100 million downloads in first week

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Call of Duty: Mobile racks up amazing 100m downloads in first week
That's an impressive showing for just seven days.
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Call of Duty: Mobile enjoyed the best launch of any mobile game yet, with more than 100 million downloads in its first week.

Figures released by app analytics platform Sensor Tower show that CoD: Mobile overtook the recent Mario Kart Tour’s 90 million downloads in a week.

Fans already had some idea of how well Call of Duty: Mobile was doing. Developer Activision revealed that the game had been downloaded 35 million times after just a few days on the market. Now Sensor Tower has added to this picture.

The 100 million downloads is worldwide, across both iOS and Android. However, the majority of downloads were iOS. These equalled 55.7% of the total of 56.9 million downloads. The game was most popular in the United States, where it was downloaded close to 17.3 million times.

In the process, Call of Duty made some serious bank. Player spending hit $17.7 million for the first week. That works out as a gross average of 17 cents per download. The App Store represented 53% of revenue generated, or $9.1 million. Again, most of the spending took place in the United States. U.S. users accounted for 43.1% of the total $17.7 million haul, adding up to $7.6 million.

Call of Duty: Mobile brings console experience to iOS

Call of Duty: Mobile brings a lot of the game modes that made CoD so popular. These include Team Deathmatch, Free-for-All, Hardpoint and Domination modes — each supporting eight to 10 players. For fans of Fortnite, the most exciting innovation might be the battle royale mode. This supports up to 100 players on a giant map.

Call of Duty: Mobile is a collaboration between Activision and enormous Chinese entertainment company Tencent. Development on the game was carried out by Tencent’s in-house studio Timi.

The freemium game soft-launched in Australia back in June. However, the rest of us had to wait until October 1 for the game to arrive.

You can download Call of Duty: Mobile here. It requires iOS 9 or above to work. You also need an internet connection in order to play the game.

Source: Sensor Tower