According to mobile data analytics firm SensorTower, Apex Legends Mobile has already made $4.8 million in in-game sales just seven days after its May 17 debut. To put this in perspective, PUBG Mobile only made $600,000 in its first week after opening in 2018, whereas Call of Duty Mobile made $14.8 million in its first week after launching in 2019. Apex Legends Mobile, on the other hand, brings a lot to the table, including a lot of money.
In the years after their introduction, both mobile games have raked in billions of dollars in revenue from player spending. According to this week's SensorTower data, the console/PC version of Apex Legends has now made $2 billion in revenue since its launch in early 2019, and it's possible that the mobile version of the popular hero-shooter will eventually surpass the original version in terms of revenue from player purchases.
Last week, Apex Legends Mobile was the most-downloaded game in 60 countries (including the United States), and it was among the top 10 most-downloaded games in 89 countries, so the large quantity of in-game purchases made by gamers isn't surprising. When it comes to player expenditure, gamers in the United States accounted for 44% of Apex Mobile sales, spending $2.1 million in the first week of the game's launch season, which included its own battle pass, cosmetics store, and in-game currency. Last week, Japan and Thailand were among the nations that spent the most money on Respawn's mobile battle royale.
Over 15 million people have already signed up for the game, and more are joining every day. In addition to spending the most money on in-game purchases, the United States leads the pack in terms of launch week downloads, followed by India and Brazil. With a new distinct mobile version of Call of Duty in the works that takes gameplay inspiration from Warzone, Apex Legends Mobile is expected to square up against another another mobile battle royale.
However, the console/PC version of Warzone is extremely popular, and Call of Duty Mobile has already generated $1.5 billion in revenue since its release, so Respawn's Apex Legends Mobile team will have their work cut out for them when the next Call of Duty mobile version eventually releases. However, Apex Legends Mobile is a collaboration between Titanfall 2 developer Respawn Entertainment and Tencent's Quantum & Lightspeed team, which also developed PUBG Mobile. While PUBG Mobile's first-week earnings were lower than Apex Legends Mobile's, the game has already generated over $8 billion since its launch—far more than Call of Duty Mobile's entire revenue—suggesting that Apex Legends Mobile will follow in PUBG's prosperous footsteps.