Battlegrounds Mobile India becomes top free game on Google Play Store

The game has more than 10 million downloads just on one OS. The wait for it to launch on iOS is a tad bit longer.

Battlegrounds Mobile India was launched on July 2, 2021, at 6:30 am.

Battlegrounds Mobile India was officially launched on July 2 and was officially listed on Google Play Store. Within 24 hours of the release, the game made it to the top position in the Top free games category.

BGMI is also the second most Top Grossing game on Google Play Store. Garena Free Fire is currently leading the category.

Anuj Tandon, Regional Head Investments & Corp Dev (INDIA/MENA) Krafton posted a tweet, “Wow – less than 24 hours #BattlegroundsMobileIndia becomes the #1 Free Game in India and #2 Top grossing game in India on Google Play. Congrats to Krafton BGMI Team. #IndiaKaGame Not seen so much of customer love in Gaming.”

One day before the launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India, the game hits a 40 million pre-registration. On this occasion, Anuj Tandon asked fans about the record for the highest number of pre-registrations on the Google Play Store. Is this the highest ever pre-registrations for a game?

He Tweeted, “Is 40 Million Pre-registration number some kind of record for a Mobile Game on Google Play !? Genuinely asking anyone knows any other numbers? #battlegroundsmobileindia.”

Battlegrounds Mobile India on iOS

As per various reports, a leak suggests BGMI release for iOS devices could be July 6, 2021. Most competitive players and streamers of BGMI use ios devices to play the game so it’s more important to the iOS release of BGMI. However that did not happen. Krafton has not said a word about the BGMI iOS launch date, but reiterated that they will keep the audience informed on their website and social media platforms.

The game has more than 10 million downloads just on one OS. The wait for it to launch on iOS is a tad bit longer.

Besides the official organisation, many talent management companies and gaming platforms have reacted to the good news as well.

Mr Tarun Gupta, Founder, Ultimate Battle, India’s first-ever one-stop online esports platform: “At Ultimate Battle we were excited and eagerly waiting for BGMI to launch in India. It finally seems to be happening now and it’s historic. The first reactions from both professionals and casual gamers will be critical as this will reflect on the overall acceptance of BGMI in India. It’s also important to mention the expectations of the esports community from BGMI are really high.”

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