Disney owns three of top five brands in US mobile games – Newzoo

Marvel, Star Wars, and basic Disney characters had been among the many highest revenue-earning franchises in cell video games for 2020

With Apple implementing new privateness guidelines on iOS apps, market analysis agency Newzoo believes cell recreation makers will more and more depend on IP-based video games in an effort to draw consideration to their video games.

To place some perspective across the present dimension of that market, Newzoo on Friday launched a report on IP-based cell video games, sharing income figures for various manufacturers as tracked by Newzoo information accomplice Apptopia. (Newzoo’s definition of an “IP-based” recreation doesn’t embrace manufacturers that started in gaming similar to Pokémon.)

In 2020, Disney’s Marvel Universe was the most important model in cell video games within the US, with its varied titles bringing in $175 million in revenues, based on Newzoo. The most important Marvel recreation of the 12 months was Marvel Strike Pressure, which introduced in $90.5 million in in-app buy revenues,

Two extra Disney-owned manufacturers — Star Wars and the corporate’s basic IP together with Mickey Mouse and the like — additionally made the checklist, with Star Wars video games in third bringing in $107.7 million for the 12 months, and basic Disney rounding out the highest 5 with $54.2 million.

The remaining two properties within the US market’s prime 5 franchises had been second place DragonBall ($113.9 million) and fourth place Sport of Thrones ($85.2 million).

Probably the most downloaded branded video games on the cell marketplaces aren’t essentially the very best grossing. When all lively video games on app shops worldwide, Newzoo mentioned the highest 5 most downloaded IP-based franchises had been Despicable Me, Marvel, Strawberry Shortcake, Transformers, and Disney (not together with Marvel, Star Wars, or different prolonged properties).