Every March, the analytical company App Annie publishes the ranking of the world’s top mobile publishers. This report is based on the revenue of the previous year. It covers the income from the App Store and Google Play from the year’s first month to its last. As expected, China is leading the charts.
Chinese giants were the top mobile publishers
According to the company’s report, the Chinese giant Tencent was the top mobile publisher. NetEase, the other Chinese giant follows in second place. Activision Blizzard got the third rank while Supercell was number four. Furthermore, BANDAI NAMCO got the fifth place, Netmarble was the sixth top mobile publisher. Playrix, Sony, playtika, and InterActiveCorp respectively close the top ten. You can see the full list of the 2020 top 52 publishers by revenue below.
This year, Asian headquartered publishers dominate the list, making up more than half (27) of The Top 52, including five of the top ten ranks. The United States had the most top publishers of any country, with 17. Zynga, Google, and Scopely were companies that made “significant jumps” and moved up ten places. Also, Publishers like Disney, Sea, and Moon Active made it into the list. Usually, App Annie celebrates its winner with events but due to coronavirus, it’s not going to happen.
Recently, the number one publishers posted its annual report
Couple of days ago we talked about Tencent’s 2019 earnings report. We knew that the company’s total profit through the year was RMB 377 billion ($54.1 billion), up 21% year-over-year where it was RMB 312.7 billion ($44 billion) in 2018. Also, last year’s Q4 online games revenue was RMB 30.3 billion ($4.26 billion) but in Q4 2019 it rose by 25%. Hit mobile titles like Peacekeeper Elite and PUBG Mobile drove revenue growth. The company also mentioned that COVID-19 (coronavirus) made more people get into online entertainment.