The Indian government recently banned 118 Chinese smartphone apps Which also included the famous PUBG game, where the government claims that these applications were “involved in activities affecting the sovereignty and integrity of India, the defense of India, the security of the state and public order.” Now after the ban, Google and Apple have removed the game from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. over there.
According to the Indian TOI website, both Google and Apple removed the PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite games from the stores, and both games were available for download until Thursday evening, however, the games have now been removed and no one will be able to download them anymore.
Aside from PUBG, the Indian government has also banned 26 other games that include Cyber Hunter, Cyber Hunter Lite, Knives Out-No rules, Super Mecha Champions, LifeAfter, Dawn of Isles, Ludo World-Ludo Superstar and more.
These games are expected to be removed from the Play Store and App Store respectively, and for people who have already installed any of these games, they will stop working automatically, and the Chinese internet giant Tecent has reportedly seen a 2% drop in trading of its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Kong after India’s ban on PUBG.
Tencent shares closed at just over $ 69 a share on Thursday, down about 2% from around $ 71 the day before. The drop in stock prices is linked to India being the largest market for PUBG by user base, while India is not a high-income market. Of the game, but the large user base here is an advantage for the game and its investors.