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Call of Duty: Mobile reaches 250m downloads after eight months

Sensor Tower estimates show sharp increase in revenue and downloads since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

Call of Duty: Mobile has passed 250 million downloads after eight months on the market, according to new estimates from Sensor Tower.

That figure includes all international versions of the game, which was a collaboration between Tencent and Activision Blizzard, across both the App Store and Google Play.

Call of Duty: Mobile launched on October 1, 2019, and since then it has been downloaded 250 million times, and taken $327 million in revenue.

According to Sensor Tower, the game has seen an increase in revenue since February -- a similar timeline to the global spread of COVID-19. The peak in 2020 was $53 million in May, the game's second most lucrative month since its October launch.

On average, it has earned $40 million for every month it has been available worldwide.

Call of Duty: Mobile's most important market is the US, which leads the world in terms of both installs and spending. More impressive is the strength of Brazil, which is the game's third biggest market for both downloads and spending.

In April this year, Activision Blizzard made a bold step into esports for Call of Duty: Mobile, setting a $1 million prize pool for its first World Championship Tournament.

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