The mobile gaming market knows no crisis and growth does not seem willing to stop. The latest data comes from the Sensor Tower analysis dedicated to the highest-paying mobile titles of the month of May, which shows how Tencent’s role in this sector is increasingly predominant.
The Chinese giant, in fact, occupies 2 of the top 3 positions with its most successful games, including Honor of Kings (Arena of Valor in the west) and PUBG Mobile. The former achieved a total of $ 264.5 million in revenues in May 2021 alone – of which 95% thanks to Chinese players -, a figure up 13% compared to last year. Stellar performance also for PUBG Mobile which shows revenue growth of 5.2% on an annual basis and reaches $ 256 million in one month. In this case, the weight of Chinese players is less overwhelming even if it always remains fundamental, as 56.6% of the revenues come from the version dedicated to this market. Unlike Puzzle Games like Wordscapes, Word Stacks, WordLife etc action games have a very different dynamic.
Genshin Impact is also confirmed to be one of the most profitable mobile titles, to the point of placing itself in third place ahead of a giant like Roblox – in fourth position. Following is Lineage M and at the bottom of the ranking of the 10 most profitable titles is Pokémon Go, which continues to represent an incredible source of revenue for Niantic even 5 years after its launch. Below you will find the complete table that also shows the position changes compared to last month and the distinction between the App Store and Play Store.