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Five Top-Grossing Mobile Games Raked in Roughly $5B This Year

Jastra Kranjec
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The world’s top-grossing mobile games continue bringing impressive revenue for their developers, with millions of players spending billions of dollars on in-app purchases each month.

According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, the world’s five highest-grossing mobile games, Honor of Kings, PUBG Mobile, Genshin Impact, Candy Crush Saga, and Roblox, grossed close to $5bn in revenue in eight months of the year.

Tencent Still on Throne; Honors of Kings and PUBG Mobile Grossed $2.5B

In the world of mobile games, two titles stand out when it comes to player spending. Statista and AppMagic data showed that Tencent’s megahits, Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile, still gross way higher revenues than any other mobile game.

In eight months of 2022, Honor of Kings made over $1.3bn in revenue, ranking as the top-grossing mobile game globally. Also, Tencent’s MOBA megahit reached 273 million downloads and over $8bn in lifetime revenue this year.

PUBG Mobile ranked second on the list of highest-grossing mobile games. Statistics show the world’s most popular mobile game by monthly active users grossed $1.2bn, or $200 million more than the third-ranked Genshin Impact. The two Tencent titles made over $2.5bn in revenue this year, or more than Genshin Impact, Candy Crush Saga, and Roblox combined.

The AppMagic data showed Genshin Impact players spent just over $1bn on the game in eight months. Candy crush Saga and Roblox round the top five list, with $758 million and $612 million in player spending, respectively.

Mobile Games to Hit $149B in Revenue and Over 1.6 billion Users This Year

The surging revenues of the top-grossing mobile games show just how fast the entire market is growing. According to a Statista survey, mobile games are expected to bring $149bn in revenue this year, up from $140bn a year ago. Around 60% of that value, or $90bn, will come from players in the top two markets, China and the United States.

The average revenue per user is set to grow by 16% year-over-year, rising from $78.18 to $91.27. However, Statista expects the number of people playing mobile games to slip by 10% to 1.63 billion this year. Despite that, the entire industry will continue growing in the following years, with the number of users rising to over 1.8 billion by 2026.

Jastra Kranjec
Jastra Kranjec

Jastra is an editor, writer, and PR specialist with years of experience in the news, research, and report writing. Over the years, she has covered different topics including gaming, the entertainment industry, and the tech market.

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