Mobile games are some of the biggest moneymakers in the gaming market, and the latest report from SafeBettingSites confirms this. According to the report, eight different mobile games generated more than $1 billion on the App Store and Google Play in 2021. The top two games on the list even crossed the $2 billion mark in global player spending .
PUBG Mobile and Honor Of Kings lead the way
PUBG Mobile and Honor of Kings are the two highest grossing mobile games in 2021. Both games generated $2.8 billion each in 2021. It should be noted that PUBG Mobile is also known as Game For Peace in China and Battlegrounds Mobile in India. Since its debut in 2018, the Battle Royale game has maintained its popularity among mobile game lovers. Many had predicted that PUBG Mobile’s popularity would decline in 2021, but its annual figures showed a 9% year-on-year growth. For Honor of Kings, this is a massive 14.7% year-over-year increase. The online battle arena game debuted in 2015, and since then its popularity has steadily grown among mobile gamers.
Mobile Games That Generated Over $1 Billion in 2021
miHo Yo’s Genshin Impact took third place with revenue worth $1.8 billion. Thus, the three most revenue-generating mobile games in 2021 were all developed by Chinese companies.
Roblox, developed by Roblox Corporation, ranks fourth with $1.3 billion in annual revenue. The online gaming platform and game creation system is the first entry on the list to be developed by a non-Chinese developer. Roblox Corporation is currently based in San Mateo, California.
Coin Master, developed by Israeli studio Moon Active, is fifth with annual revenue of $1.3 billion. The casual mobile game was the top-grossing mobile game in various European markets such as Germany and the UK. In sixth place, Pokemon Go, developed by US developers Niantic in partnership with Nintendo, generated $1.2 billion.
Candy Crush Saga generated $1.2 billion in revenue. The free puzzle video game was developed by the Maltese company King. The last game on the billion dollar list is another battle royale game, Garena Free Fire. The game cemented its position as PUBG Mobile’s main competitor in the mobile battle royale category. It generated $1.1 billion in revenue in 2021. Free Fire was developed by Vietnam’s 111dots Studio and published by Singapore-based Garena.
“The mobile game industry is making leaps and bounds. In 2020, only five mobile games have managed to exceed $1 billion in revenue. This year, that number has already reached eight and could possibly become nine before the end of the year. ‘year,” Vyom said. Chaudhary, editor at SafeBettingSites.
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