PUBG Banned In India; Here’s How Much Revenue China Lost

The Modi-government while continuing its digital offensive against China has banned another 118 apps including the PUBG Mobile video game.

Jessica David

September 4, 2020

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The Narendra Modi-government continues its digitally offensive strategy as Chinese provocations at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) show no signs of coming to an end. Only recently, the government banned another 118 applications including the very famous PUBG Mobile videogame to punish the dragon for its repeated provocation at the LAC. The revenue generation of the banned apps from Indian users is estimated at 200 million USD per year. For PUBG Mobile alone, the revenue loss is estimated at 100 million USD a year.

“In an integrated manner, all apps combined (the previous 59 apps followed by 47 more and 118 now) are estimated to have been earning a direct revenue of over 200 million USD per year from India. While PUBG Mobile does not share any country-wise numbers, as per estimate, the revenue could be 80 to 100 million USD a year from Indian gamers. This revenue could vary based on the number of active users,” says Pavel Naiya, Senior Analyst, Counterpoint Research. With raging concerns about data security and to safeguard the privacy of 130 crore Indians, the government of India has banned 224 Chinese apps in total, including TikTok, PUBG Mobile, UC Browser, WeChat and ShareIt, among others.

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