Sensor Tower store intelligence data show that in August 2021, Tencent’s “Peace Elite” and “PUBG Mobile” attracted US$270 million in the global App Store and Google Play, an increase of 4.7% compared to August 2020, and continued to be the top of the global mobile game bestseller list. . Among them, 61.4% of revenue comes from the iOS version of “Peace Elite”, and “PUBG Mobile” accounts for 9% and 6.5% of revenue in the US and Turkish markets, respectively. Please see the above chart for the complete list of the TOP10 global popular mobile games by revenue. Note: The data does not include third-party Android markets in China and other regions.
Tencent’s “Honor of Kings” ranked No. 2 on the list with a revenue of US$256 million, an increase of 3% compared to August last year. Revenue from China’s App Store accounted for 95%, and revenue from overseas versions accounted for 5%.
The other three games in the top five on the list are Mihayu’s “Original God”, Sony “Fate/Grand Order” and Niantic “Pokémon GO”.
In August 2021, global mobile game players’ spending on the App Store and Google Play reached US$7.7 billion, a year-on-year increase of 8.6%.
The United States is the world’s highest revenue market for mobile games, contributing US$2.1 billion, accounting for 28% of the world’s total revenue. The Japanese market ranks second, accounting for 20.8%; the Chinese iOS market ranks third, accounting for 17.5%.
With the launch of the 6th anniversary celebration event, Sony’s “Fate/Grand Order” ushered in the highest revenue month in the past two years. In August, it attracted $133 million in gold, an increase of 13.6% year-on-year. Up to now, the total revenue of this mobile game in the global App Store and Google Play has reached 5.5 billion U.S. dollars.
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