CoD Mobile players nearly outperform their console and PC counterparts combined

The Call of Duty series is a juggernaut in its own right, but the mobile version of the game has become truly titanic. Since the game’s launch, it has repeatedly set new records, and the latest figures suggest it is nearly bigger than all other CoD titles put together.

Call of Duty Mobile was released in October 2019 and instantly became one of the most popular games in the world. In just one year, the game exceeded 260 million downloads and generated half a million dollars in revenue.

It might be hard for regular console and PC fans to understand just how popular the game is, but there’s strong evidence that it could overtake its own siblings in years to come.

CoD Mobile Numbers Reach Dizzying New Heights

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CoD Mobile won’t get the same spotlight as Warzone, but it’s much more popular.

According to VGC, the company noted in Activision’s latest annual report that CoDM’s fanbase has grown rampant since its release less than three years ago.

It now has a lifetime download total of 650 million players, which is more than six times what Warzone did in its first year.

β€œThe number of people experiencing Call of Duty on mobile each month is close to the number of people playing on console and PC in 2021”

As a result, the game generated over a billion dollars, which puts it pretty much in line with Warzone’s estimated annual take-up of 1.9 billion.

While parts of the fanbase have been critical of the microtransaction-based item release strategy, there’s no question that it remains a winning formula in Activision’s eyes.

Much of this success can be attributed to the publisher’s philosophy of including the proverbial little brother in all of its licensed content deals.

From the crossover of the Saw franchise in 2021 to the arrival of Snoop Dogg in 2022, the game is regularly flooded with new content.

Add to that an overall rise in the popularity of mobile gaming alongside the title being free to play, and it’s easy to see why the numbers have grown so much.

The game has struggled to gain the same kind of foothold in the United States as it does internationally, but if these stats are any indication, the pecking order could change over time.

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