Despite India ban on PUBG Mobile, game clocks highest revenue grossing game of 2020

PUBG Mobile – Highest earning Mobile Game in the World in 2020 : Despite ban on PUBG Mobile in India since September, PUBG has become the top mobile game worldwide in terms of revenue in 2020. According to data from Sensor Tower PUBG Mobile generated nearly $2.6 billion in revenue in 2020.

“PUBG Mobile, combined with the Chinese localisation of the title, Game For Peace, is the No. 1 revenue-generator globally across the App Store and Google Play in 2020, accumulating close to $2.6 billion since the start of the year, up 64.3 per cent from 2019,” Sensor Tower said in a blog post.

World’s Highest earning Mobile Games : 5 games has clocked more than Billion in revenues

Honor of Kings is the second highest-grossing mobile game of the year, earring close to $2.5 billion in player spending, up 42.8 per cent from 2019, as per the report. “A record five mobile games including PUBG Mobile and Honor of Kings from Tencent have generated more than $1 billion in 2020,” it said.

World’s Highest EARNING Mobile games list –
1) PUBG Mobile – $2.6 billion in revenue in 2020

2) Honor of Kings – $2.5 billion
3) Pokémon GO from Niantic ranked third $1.2 billion in revenue to date, up 31.5 per cent from 2019,
4) Coin Master from Moon Active generated $1.1 billion in 2020.
5) Roblox from Roblox Corporation doubled its 2019 mobile revenue to $1.1 billion.

In India, local government has declared – PUBG doesn’t have permission to re-launch itself
Meanwhile in India, The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has made it official that no permission has been granted to PUBG Mobile in India to relaunch itself. This notwithstanding PUBG Mobile has clocked humungous revenues in year 2020. This clearly shows that though as user base, India is big market for PUBG Mobile – but from revenue standpoint India contributes very small.

The Indian government is still not in mood to unban PUBG. MEITY, the which had banned the game along with hundreds of other Chinese apps in September has already made their stand official. Responding to a RTI Query filed on 30th November – MEITY declared that ‘“MEITY has not given any permission for launch of PUBG”

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A well know e-sport entity GEM Esports has shared the ministry reply on their Instagram handle in which Central Public Information Officer has responded to the query filed through a RTI –

MEITY was asked – The query filed stated:

” Dear Sir/ Mam
In the month of September, 2020, Government of India with the consultation of your Department (MEITY) banned various Chinese apps. One of which was Pubg Mobile Game. Now, there are many news which says that the game is being relaunched and the same is made specifically for the Indian Public and will not be harmful to the nation and its citizens. I would like to know if your department has given any such permission to the game so that it can be re-launched. “
– RTI filed on: 30/11/20

MEITY has responded stating:
“MEITY has not given any permission for launch of PUBG”