Battlegrounds Mobile India has already surpassed 34 million players a week after its official launch on July 2. Developed by the Korean company Krafton, Battlegrounds Mobile India is the Indian incarnation of PUBG Mobile that was banned in the country last September. The new game was announced in May and released to the public at the beginning of this month. Since then, its active users have reached a peak of 16 million, and Krafton thanked the Indian players for making this possible.
In September last year, PUBG Mobile was banned in the country. This news disappointed millions of players. Then in May of this year, Battlegrounds Mobile India was released, and fans are eagerly looking forward to its release. The game began testing on June 17, and soon all players will be able to play it first. Now, after the official release on July 2, Krafton shared through a press release that the game had more than 34 million players in the first week. The developer also shared that since its launch, the game has 16 million daily active users at its peak.
Battlegrounds Mobile India has also gained 2.4 million peak concurrent players since its launch. It is also the number one free game on Google Play and is currently available exclusively on Google Play. Krafton organized a press conference on July 8, and about 500,000 spectators watched it at the same time on the first day.
“We want to thank the Indian users for their support. We are committed to bringing more interesting new content to Battlegrounds Mobile India, and bringing more joy to our fans and players. Starting from Battlegrounds Mobile India, Krafton hopes to share the video with India The gaming and e-sports industries grow and develop together,” said Wooyol Lim, head of Krafton Battlegrounds Mobile.
In order to further expand the Battlegrounds IP, Krafton plans to host e-sports competitions in India, the specific details are currently unclear. The developer has invested more than US$30 million (approximately Rs 22.3 billion) in the Indian e-sports industry.
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