Every Call of Duty release is practically guaranteed to be a hit, and it seems that Call of Duty: Mobile is no exception. A lot has happened since its release on October 1st, exactly a week prior to this time of writing, including CoD: Mobile randomly dropping controller support. That hasn't slowed its roll, apparently, as the mobile shooter has topped the download charts, beating other similar mobile games, like Fortnite and PUBG.
According to industry analysis site Sensor Tower, Call of Duty Mobile has racked up 100 million downloads within the first week. For context, this number is more than Fortnite and PUBG Mobile combined and doubled. Within its first week, Fortnite's mobile release had 22.5 million downloads, whereas PUBG Mobile received 26.3 million, making it clear that CoD Mobile didn't just top these games, it blew them out of the water.
On top of that, Head of Mobile Insights at Sensor Tower Randy Nelson reveled that COD Mobile's 100 million downloads has been "by far the largest mobile game launch in history in terms of the player base that’s been built in the first week." These strong numbers reflect worldwide unique downloads from both Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store within the same period.
On the one hand, this is likely due to the fact that it is a Call of Duty game. After all, analysts have predicted that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare would top the best-selling games of 2019, and the long-running popularity of the franchise outweighs the more-recent and incredibly popular Fortnite. What remains to be seen is how strong these numbers remain for Call of Duty: Mobile, but this is no doubt a strong start.
On the other hand, this also means that Call of Duty: Mobile is a good game, as many fans wouldn't download the game if they had heard a lot of major negativity. CoD: Mobile has a bot problem, but that doesn't mean the game isn't any fun, which is always the point at the end of the day.
Call of Duty Mobile is out now for iOS and Android mobile devices.