Previously, in the list of 59 applications of Chinese origin Banned in the Indian market does not have the name PUBG Mobile. Because at that time, many justifications said that the real origin of PUBG Mobile was from Korea, not 100% from Tencent. So, at that time, PUBG Mobile dramatically escaped the ban in the Indian market, which was considered to be full of potential by an extremely large number of gamers.
There is also a need to mention the Indian market, this is a populous country in which the number of PUBG Mobile players and Temple Fire extremely large. The market share of these two survival shooter titles on mobile platforms can be considered “Ke eight ounces, the pound” in this billion-population country. Turnover of Temple Fire and PUBG Mobile from this market is relatively large. As for Free Fire, India, Brazil and a few Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam, contribute “revenue” to Garena is not small.
PUBG Mobile was “missing” in the global sales ranking in July 2020 according to Superdata’s statistics
Therefore, Free Fire in the past two months of June and July has been standing firmly at number 3 in the Top 10 mobile games available highest turnover in the world. The international version of PUBG Mobile in June was knocked down to number 10 and was not even on this list in July (according to Superdata statistics). Back to the story of PUBG Mobile and the Indian market recently, this game was officially banned and 117 other applications.
Thus, a large number of Indian gamers will have only two options, one is to give up PUBG Mobile, the other is to find a way to overcome the barrier to continue to experience this game. In which, most likely will choose the first option.
As a result, PUBG Mobile is inherently losing the battle for revenue Temple Fire on the global market again dealt another “pain blow” This makes the risk of losing this war of money very large because the number of PUBG Mobile’s Indian gamers is not small at all.
Of course, the fact that PUBG Mobile is banned in this billion-pop country will not affect the development of this product. PUBG Mobile will still live well, live well in other markets, but maybe the revenue source will be “lost” more or less. Meanwhile, Free Fire is still day by day “reaping” from Indian players, even the number of gamers from PUBG Mobile moving to Temple Fire there is also a possibility.