The world’s highest grossing mobile game in January 2021 was Honor of kings of Tencent with $ 267.3 million in spending on gamers, representing a growth of almost 22% as of January 2020. About 97% of Kings’ Honor revenue came from China, followed by 1% from Thailand. The full ranking of the highest grossing mobile games for January 2021 is above. Game revenue estimates come from Sensor Tower Store intelligence Platform.
PUBG Mobile by Tencent was the second highest grossing mobile game in the world in January 2021 with more than $ 259 million in gross revenue, which represented a 26% year-over-year growth from January 2020. About 60% % of PUBG Mobile’s revenue came from China and its localized version of the title, Game For Peace, followed by 9.8% from the United States. The next highest-grossing game was Destiny / Grand Order by Sony Aniplex, followed by Genshin impact of miHoYo and Roblox of Roblox Corporation.
Genshin Impact continues to be a huge success around the world. In January, the title generated $ 153.4 million, with Japan extending its lead as the top gaming market, accounting for around 33% of player spend. It was followed by China with 25.7% of all revenue and the United States with 17.4%. Although Genshin Impact is an international success, 74.2% of all revenue still comes from Asia.
Professional Baseball Spirits A of Konami was a newcomer to the top 10 highest grossing mobile games in January. The stock had its best month in history, racking up $ 112.5 million, more than three times more than January 2020. As of January 31, 2021, lifetime earnings had reached $ 1.3 billion, with Japan accounting for all player expenses. This is proof of the profitability of the Japanese mobile games market and the success of the publisher Konami in space.
Want to see how the rankings compare to the previous month? Check The highest grossing mobile games in the world for December 2020 here.
Store Intelligence users can view app revenue and app download estimates for the above apps, in addition to historical performance statistics on the Sensor Tower platform. Our revenue estimates are taken from the App Store and Google Play globally between January 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021 and represent gross user spending. These rankings do not include app revenue from third-party Android stores.
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