On September 2, the Indian government announced a ban on 118 Chinese apps, one of which is PUBG Mobile. This is a sequel to an earlier ban that hit 59 Chinese apps. Data released by Sensor Tower has revealed the apps that have seen a rise in their download numbers and revenue since PUBG Mobile was banned.
The top three most downloaded apps in India after the ban, both for iOS and Android includes Garena Free Fire, Ludo King and Call of Duty. The data is for downloads spanning a four-day period ranging from September 2 to September 5 and during this short period, Garena downloads reached 2.1 million downloads and Ludo King reached 1.52 million downloads. Although “Call of Duty: Mobile” recorded only 1.15 million downloads in the period, the arena game has been downloaded 1.56 million times in the past 30 days and also rank first on the Apple App Store.
Garena Free Fire is a battle royale game developed by a company based in Singapore (Sea Ltd), while Call of Duty is jointly developed by Tencent Tianmei Studios and Activision Blizzard, while Ludo King is a virtual board game.
In terms of revenue, Call of Duty: Mobile is the top-grossing mobile game during the period, followed by Garena Free Fire. Among the top 5 top-grossing mobile games are Gardenscapes, Candy Crush Saga and Coin Master.
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