Five mobile games have made more than a billion dollars in 2020 | Pocket Gamer.biz

PUBG Cellular has topped the listing for the best world income in 2020 to date at $2.6 billion, based on Sensor Tower.

The battle royale shooter from Tencent, which includes the Chinese language localised model Recreation for Peace, has risen by 64.3 per cent year-over-year to storm to first spot throughout each the App Retailer and Google Play.

Tencent continued to make its mark as Honor of Kings from the corporate secured second spot at roughly $2.5 billion in participant spending, representing a 42.8 per cent raise over 2019.

Pokemon GO continued to seize curiosity, following in third at $1.2 billion and rising by 31.5 per cent over the earlier 12 months. Niantic’s worldwide catch ’em all reached $4 billion in lifetime participant spending in November – cementing its greatest 12 months since launch.

Fourth spot was earned by Moon Lively’s informal coin spinning title Coin Grasp, which gathered $1.1 billion and jumped greater than two-times its income for 2019.

Roblox then grabbed fifth place with over $1.1 billion, equally seeing a large enhance underneath the worldwide pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. The MMO is on the right track to almost doubling its cellular income for all of 2019.

$75.4 billion to date

Monster Strike from Mixi is the following closest sport at $958 million, a 2.8 per cent rise year-over-year.

Compared to different years, solely three titles in 2019 managed to realize the $1 billion milestones (Honor of Kings, PUBG Cellular and Destiny/Grand Order). This was the identical for 2018 too, nonetheless Monster Strike changed PUBG Cellular, exhibiting its large development during the last two years.

The cellular video games market as a complete has generated near $75.4 billion in 2020 to date, representing an infinite leap of 19.5 per cent when in comparison with 2019.

Whereas Tencent has topped the general quantity for income in 2020, Honor of Kings managed to swoop in and steal the accolade for the top-grossing cellular title in November.

This hasn’t stopped PUBG Cellular’s esports program from providing a $14 million prize pool in 2021, the best quantity put up for grabs within the historical past of cellular esports.