Fortnite dominates iOS mobile charts, PUBG soft launches in North America, and somebody stabs somebody else over PUBG

Fortnite’s mobile version is already kicking butt and taking names, even landlocked to iOS. According to app-tracker SensorTower, the game is ranked #1 for iPad and iPhone in pretty much every major English-speaking country and already appears on track to dethrone PUBG, having made 1.5M in just four days.

Meanwhile, PUBG’s mobile version has officially arrived in North America, at least if you’re in Canada using Android. I wasn’t able to access it in the US earlier today, but expect it soon. Updating: It’s now soft-launched in the US on Android and iOS as well. As Polygon notes, PUBG won’t be a direct port with crossplatforminess, though it’s does include the original map.

Either way, maybe don’t play PUBG around Barber Emily Javier, who apparently stabbed boyfriend Alex Lovell with a katana for cheating and playing too much PUBG in his attempt to become a pro player. Actually, maybe just don’t be around her at all. Lovell will be OK, by the way, though he can’t walk yet and his limbs and fingers took serious damage. What in the actual.

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silverlock

So was she mad at him for cheating on her, at PUBG, or both?

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Tobasco da Gama

I don’t play this game, but I’m impressed that:

1) Fornite managed to overtake the PUBG juggernaut at all
2) It pulled off that feat in only a couple of months

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Serrenity

It’s the latest flavor of week for the gaming locusts–they’ll move again soon

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ultorius

i guess splitting up was not an option?Good luck to the guy,hopes he finds a less crazy girlfriend next time.

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Randy Savage

I’ve been saying it for years that we need katana control in this country

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Archebius

The interview with the stabbed guy is hilarious. He actually seemed really excited that he got in a real-life fight and “won.”

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McGuffn

Might be the medication talking. I expect he wasn’t able to make legal decisions for a while.

And did they reattach his fingers? Imagine it is going to be hard to play PUBG without them.

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Archebius

I think they managed to reattach them. I imagine playing PUBG will be difficult regardless.

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Armsbend

“The feeling I had when I won the fight with my bare hands is just absolutely the best feeling,” he said. “I’ve played all the sports, won big games, landed some decent tricks on my snowboard. This was better.”

I think maybe she was on a mission from god and sadly failed.

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Kevin McCaughey

Sounds like a case for a new Darwin award for couples.

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Archebius

He played PUBG 12 hours a day, but he wasn’t “one of those sweaty nerd types, more of e-thlete.”

Honestly, if my wife every tries to kill me, I hope I’m half this suave in my interviews.

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PurpleCopper

Well, PUBG had a good run (economically speaking).

I’m just gonna wait for Dice to make Battlefield: Battle Royale.

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Michael

erm, pubg is still going to make bucklet loads of cash and have monumental success compared to most games out there even if all of a sudden new players stopped coming in….Sure, Fortnite is kicking it’s ass, but PUBG is still kicking most everyone elses

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Armsbend

In terms of raw numbers Forenite might be winning today but PUBG’s pricing could mean it’s still way ahead and will stay there. We don’t know.

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Michael

This is actually not entirely true. https://www.superdataresearch.com/us-digital-games-market/

Yes, those numbers are slightly off, but even slightly would not even remotely mean “way ahead.” This was also not counting the Mobile version of the game. Neither game was doing well on console at this point. PUBG pretty much died almost immediately on console due to poor performance on Xbox One.

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NeoWolf

The “and also because he played too much PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds”. is thrown in almost like an afterthought in the Stabbing article and no doubt purely because computer games and violence has been a news issue of late. Clearly the issue was the supposed cheating, the too much gaming thing obviously LESS so LOL.

I can’t help but laugh at how sad it is that stabbing someone seemed far more reasonable to her than you know..voicing her concerns and disatisfaction… the stupidity of people never ceases to amaze.

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Armsbend

I read the article about the stabbing. The level of doucheness was so high on both sides I really didn’t care that he got stabbed nor she in the clink for attempted murder.

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Tobasco da Gama

Yeah, I couldn’t help thinking that they deserved each other.

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silverlock

Even money says they get back together.