According to the data provided by Sensor Tower, Honor of Kings, one of Tencent’s most successful games, achieved the title of the top-grossing mobile game of June with player spending close to 277 million dollars.
When we look at the same period of last year, this growth of Honor of Kings is seen as approximately 21%. Almost all of this growth came from China. China ranked first with 95.6%, Taiwan second with 2%, and Thailand third with 1.2%.
In addition, PUBG Mobile, also made by Tencent, managed to become the second-highest-grossing game last month with $218.8 million. This success represents a growth of approximately 11% compared to June 2020. In the list of top-grossing mobile games, PUBG Mobile is followed by Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds, Roblox, and Candy Crush Saga, respectively.
Sensor Tower provides us with data that the 10 highest-grossing mobile games achieved a combined consumer spending of approximately $1.4 billion last June, and each of them reached record numbers in a month, generating more than $100 million in revenue separately. The gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and quarantine processes still has no effect on the use of mobile devices used for entertainment and necessities. So much so that when we examine the data, we see a continuous increase. Overall, the mobile gaming market saw consumer spend of $7.3 billion in the App Store and Google Play Store combined in June 2021, representing a 10% increase over the same period last year.