PUBG Mobile Has 200 Million Users Worldwide

PUBG Mobile Has 200 Million Users Worldwide

That's as many as all of Fortnite.

Given the conversation around the video games industry at large, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Fortnite is obliterating Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds in terms of player base numbers. However in a report by The Verge, the mobile version of PUBG has as many players as all of Fortnite.

As reported by The Verge, both PUBG Mobile and Fortnite both currently stand at 200 million users worldwide. Currently, we don’t have a total player count for PUBG on all platforms (PC, PS4, and Xbox One), but the mobile numbers alone match the total player count of Fortnite which, as Bloomberg reported, crossed the 200 million player count in November 2018.

But, the PUBG figure of 200 million players on mobile doesn’t actually take into account the Chinese player base. It’s also worth noting that PUBG on PC and Xbox One managed to sell more than 50 million units in total prior to the PS4 version launching earlier in the month, so in reality, the total player count of PUBG likely exceeds that of Fortnite by quite some distance.

There’s no doubting Fortnite’s ability to grab headlines in recent months, whether it’s for Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War joining the fight, or actors suing Epic for use of their dance moves. PUBG headlines have been less dramatic, with the game launching on PS4 earlier in December, and then launching the snowy map of Vikendi on the test server soon after.

Elsewhere on USgamer, you can head over to our complete PUBG Vikendi guide. This contains information on all the best places to land on the map, and much more.

Hirun Cryer

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Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

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