Spending on mobile games shoots up 10% in June 2021

Spending on mobile games shoots up 10% in June 2021

There seems to be no stopping mobile games this year with the top 10 grossing mobile games generating some $1.4 billion of user spending in June 2021.

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Each of the top 10 games generated $100 million or more individually – a record in spite of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions being lifted around the world.

The mobile gaming market has brought in $7.3 billion in consumer spending in June 2021 on the App Store and Google Play, an increase of 10%.

Honor of Kings by Tencent reached $277 million in player spending, a 21% growth over June last year.

According to new figures from SensorTower around 95.6% of the game’s revenues came from China, followed by 2% from Taiwan and 1.2% from Thailand.

PUBG Mobile from Tencent was the second highest earning mobile game at revenues of $213.8 million, an 11% rise from the previous year.

While the majority of the game’s revenue came from China (53.5%), the US was responsible for 11.2% in player spending.

Other top grossing games for June 2021 included Ni No Kuni Cross Worlds and Roblox.

Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for June 2021

The top grossing mobile game worldwide for June 2021 was Honor of Kings from Tencent with close to $277 million in player spending, which represented approximately 21 percent growth from June 2020. About 95.6 percent of Honor of Kings’ revenue was from China, followed by 2 percent from Taiwan and 1.2 percent from Thailand. The full ranking of the top grossing mobile games for June 2021 is above. Game revenue estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

PUBG Mobile from Tencent was the second highest earning mobile game worldwide for June 2021 with $213.8 million in gross revenue, which represented 11 percent year-over-year growth from June 2020. About 53.3 percent of PUBG Mobile’s revenue was from China, from its localized release Game for Peace, followed by 11.2 percent from the United States. The next top grossing game was Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds from Netmarble, followed by Roblox from Roblox Corporation and Candy Crush Saga from King.

Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for May 2021 here.

The top 10 grossing mobile games generated approximately $1.4 billion of combined consumer spending in June, each accumulating more than $100 million individually and representing a record number of titles to cross this milestone in a single month.

Revenue estimates are from the App Store and Google Play

This comes despite the lifting of COVID-19-related social restrictions in many parts of the world, providing further evidence to the notion that new habits developed during lockdown, such as increased use of mobile devices for entertainment and necessities, are sticking. Overall, the mobile games market amassed $7.3 billion in consumer spend last month across the App Store and Google Play, a rise of about 10 percent Y/Y.

Store Intelligence users can see app revenue and app download estimates for the above apps in addition to historical performance metrics on the Sensor Tower platform.

Our revenue estimates are from the App Store and Google Play worldwide between June 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 and represent gross user spending. These rankings do not include app revenue from third-party Android stores.

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