A yr dominated by a world pandemic has seen 5 cell video games break $1 billion in revenues thus far, in line with Sensor Tower.
In a put up on its weblog, the cell information agency stated Tencent scored the 2 largest hits of the yr with PUBG Cellular and Honor of Kings, which have introduced in $2.6 billion and $2.5 billion thus far this yr, respectively.
(These numbers don’t embody income from third-party Android shops in China or different areas, however the PUBG determine does embody revenues from its Chinese language localization Sport for Peace.)
The PUBG Cellular quantity represents a 64.3% soar year-over-year, whereas Honor of Kings is up 42.8%.
There was a substantial hole between the highest two performers and the following best-performing cell sport of the yr, Pokémon Go. Ninantic’s adaptation of the monster amassing title has introduced in $1.2 billion year-to-date, up 31.5% year-over-year.
The final two titles to affix the billionaire’s membership have been Coin Grasp and Roblox, with each video games doubling their 2019 totals and every bringing in $1.1 billion year-to-date.
With a pair weeks left within the yr, it is potential one other sport may hit the billion-dollar threshold. Mixi’s Monster Strike has introduced in $958 million thus far this yr, even when its progress has been a extra modest 2.8% year-over-year.
“Thus far in 2020, the worldwide cell video games market has generated $75.4 billion, which is already up 19.5 p.c from 2019,” stated Senor Tower’s EMEA cell insights strategist Craig Chapple. “Whereas 2021 is unlikely to match this yr’s extraordinary cell video games income progress, we anticipate the sector to construct upon 2020’s robust efficiency, which may lead to extra billion-dollar hits by the tip of subsequent yr.”