San Francisco: Tencent’s Honor of Kings has emerged as the highest-grossing mobile game worldwide for October 2021, with $329 million in player spending. This represents an increase of 46.2 percent from October 2020.
About 96.7 percent of Honor of Kings’ revenue was from China, followed by Taiwan at 1.2 percent. The full ranking of the highest-grossing mobile games in October 2021 is up, according to a report by Sensor Tower.
Tencent’s PUBG Mobile was the second highest-grossing mobile game worldwide for October 2021, with a total revenue of over $197 million.
About 51 percent of PUBG Mobile’s revenue was from China, where it is localized as Game for Peace, followed by the US at 11.5 percent.
The next highest-grossing game was King’s Candy Crush Saga, followed by Garena for Garena Free Fire and League of Legends: Wild Rift by Riot Games, published in China by its parent company Tencent.
The global mobile game market generated $7.5 billion from player spending on the App Store and Google Play in October 2021, registering a 10.5 percent year-on-year growth.
The number one market for global revenue in October 2021 was the US, which accumulated $2.1 billion, or 28.3 percent of total player spending worldwide. Japan ranks second with nearly 20 percent of revenue, followed by China, where Google Play is not available, at 18.7 percent.
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