Call of Duty Mobile playerbase almost matches that of PC and console

call of duty mobile 650 million downloads

Over 650 million downloads to date

Activision has announced that Call of Duty Mobile has been a staggering success for the publisher, having been downloaded over 650 million times since its launch back in October 2019. In fact, the mobile shooter is so popular, that Activision notes that its playerbase is almost as large as that of the CoD playerbase on PC and consoles.

Call of Duty Mobile, currently one of the single most popular mobile games on the planet, was already sitting pretty at around 500 million downloads in the summer of 2021. However, following the title’s release in the highly lucrative territory of China, the pocket platoon has ballooned exponentially, leading to the dizzying new figures. It is believed that the title has raked in over $1 billion USD in revenue since its launch.

The statistic is noted in the tweet below, courtesy of dedicated CoD fansite CharlieIntel.

These numbers will only further encourage Activision and its subsidiary developers, as the team has already begun work on a mobile edition of its hugely successful battle royale title Call of Duty Warzone. While the pint-sized version of the Last Person Standing shooter is still a long way from release, it will likely only serve to further cement the Call of Duty Mobile brand as a financially successful endeavor. Given that the most recent CoD release, Call of Duty: Vanguard, was something of an “underperformer,” Activision will be satisfied with Call of Duty Mobile‘s continued success.

Activision Blizzard remains beleaguered with internal strife following a fateful Californian investigation into the publisher. Almost one year on, the studio remains under scrutiny following wide accusations of gender disparity, sexual harassment, and cultivating and maintaining a toxic working environment for its employees. Most recently, the firm’s board of directors recommended stockholders vote against an annual report focused on efforts made to combat workplace toxicity.

You can read an abridged timeline of the Activision Blizzard controversy right here.

Chris Moyse
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