Garena Free Fire like this Fortnite and PUBG became popular in the world as one of the 3 pillars of Battle Royale. In this article we will see how the famous Free Fire mobile game became popular in the world, and also in Japan, the focus of our website.
Free Fire is a third-person game where 50 players land on an island in order to obtain weapons and resources and eliminate other players. How did Free Fire become the most popular mobile game of all time in such a short time?
How did Free Fire come about?
The Free Fire game is developed by 111dots Studio and published by Garena. The game released its first beta in November 2017 and was officially released for Android and iOS on December 4, 2017.
Free Fire is a game clearly inspired by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) with the aim of becoming more accessible and optimized on mobile devices. A lighter game, taking up less space and requiring less from the device.
Garena Free Fire became a success hitting the mark of 7.5 million players until October 2018. Being the most downloaded game on Android and iOS devices, surpassing even the Clash Royale phenomena.
The game obtained approximately 182 million downloads in 2018. It has grossed around $19 million from recent monthly to December 2018 with the numbers rising higher and higher. It also won in the “Best Game” category.
Free Fire x Fortnite x PUBG
Free Fire has reached an audience that is totally unaware of the existence of Fortnite. Despite Fortnite being one of the most popular computer and console games, most of the population only has a cell phone available.
Free Fire for being a much lighter game, running on most devices, reaches a much larger mass of players than fortnite. Not to mention that Free Fire has the advantage of not having a construction mode that bothers some players.
PUBG, despite having a mobile version, is still far from reaching Free Fire, precisely because it is heavier than itself. Fortnite also has a mobile version, but only available for some Android and iOS devices.
Despite Free Fire being blatantly a copy of the PUBG game, which started Battle Royale games. Free Fire is light years ahead for receiving a special dedication and treating players in the best way, with updates and news.
Fortnite is another game that has gone ahead of PUBG and even Free Fire in many ways for dedicating itself to constant updates and news. Without a doubt in my opinion Fortnite is the best game with support and dedication to players.
The Popularity of Free Fire in Brazil
At the beginning of 2018, the popularity of the game was already quite visible. Wherever I went, I found children playing such a game. If I had my cell phone in hand, people would ask if I was playing Free Fire.
Free Fire is more popular than itself candy Crush which has a more adult and casual audience. The game also consolidated several youtube channels and along with fortnite it was a well commented topic coming close to Minecraft.
My cousin stayed at my house for a few months and he just spent the whole day playing Free Fire. The game is really addictive and can harm people if you don't have control. A super popular game among kids.
I know a Brazilian community of FreeFire call of TodoFreeFire where you can find tips, codes, tutorials, guides and all kinds of information related to the freefire game so popular on Android and iOS devices.
In fact there are thousands of communities on this subject. These days a friend showed me how profitable Free Fire can be just with videos on Facebook and Youtube, I was simply overwhelmed by so many views of gameplay.
The Popularity of Free Fire in Japan
Japanese people have a strange taste in games, so much so that western games are not so successful in Japan. Still, Free Fire and Fortnite are phenomena that managed to reach a good Japanese audience.
In Japanese the game is called Furii Faiyaa [フリー・ファイヤー]. Unfortunately searching I couldn't find much information about the game, not even a Japanese Wikipedia page I could find.
Perhaps its popularity is not as strong as some think. Most young people in Japan end up dedicating themselves more to their Japanese RPGs. Even though I see a lot of Japanese people playing fortnite, I even chatted with some of them.
The Battle Royale Genre is still successful among the Japanese audience, with several anime and games that address this topic. There is even a manga named Battle Royale, which probably helped to popularize the term. Anime like Btoom, Mirai Nikki and Danganronpa are some of the genre that stands out in the country.
Free Fire Weapons in Japanese
Maybe you decide to play Free Fire in Japanese. Although I couldn't find much information, maybe the vocabulary list below can help you decipher some words in the game:
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|Assault Rifle with Burst||バーストアサルトライフル||Bāsutoasarutoraifuru|
|SMG - Machine Gun||サブマシンガン||Sabumashingan|
|Revolver with Sight||スコープ付きリボルバー||Sukōpu-tsuki riborubā|
My Personal Opinion on Free Fire
To be honest, I've never played Free Fire and I'm not even interested. I am writing this article just to meet the demand. I don't really like this style of game, mainly because I'm not used to playing on mobile.
As I played fortnite on Nintendo Switch, I can say that the style of the game is really addictive and charismatic. Free Fire is super accessible and doesn't require you to make gigantic and bizarre constructions in the middle of battle, which earns my positive point.
Even though it's a great game, I'm kind of worried about the kids who play it. As much as some deny that games can influence people, I strongly assert that games have influenced and shaped the person I am today.
I played a lot of Fortnite and overwatch and I didn't let such games influence me. It all depends on how the person is going to face the game, but in any case, be careful not to let the game dominate you!
This is a very sensitive subject, but addiction and the content we consume can clearly harm certain people. That's why it's good for parents to always observe their children's behavior. I am disappointed in this generation of young people.
In fact, the children's attitude and reaction to these comments of mine will only affirm what I'm saying. I hope you enjoyed this article, if you liked it share and leave your comments.