- PUBG Mobile is now the highest-grossing game, producing more than $2 billion in revenue during the first nine months of 2020
The pandemic of the coronavirus has limited the potential ways to keep busy. The internet is one of the only sources of entertainment for most individuals worldwide while sitting at home. To keep themselves active, many are also turning to multiplayer mobile games such as PUBG Mobile, Free Fire, and COD Mobile.
Speaking of PUBG Mobile, Tencent Games is now the highest-grossing title, producing more than $2 billion in revenue during the first nine months of 2020, according to a study by Sensor Tower.
In markets like China, the SEA, the USA, the Middle East, and South Asia, PUBG Mobile has become an absolute favorite. During this time, PUBG Mobile was also the second-most downloaded game.
Another battle royale offering, Free Fire, by Garena, which racked up more than 220 million installations, is the most downloaded title. In markets like LATAM, SEA, and SA, it is an absolute favorite.
The study added that global player spending on mobile games grew by 25.7 percent year-over-year to approximately $58.7 billion from Q1 to Q3 2020.
In mobile games, the App Store leads in player spending, rising by 25.3 percent year-on-year to approximately $35.2 billion during Q1 to Q3 2020.
Player spending on Google Play saw a year-on-year increase of 26.3 percent to $23.5 billion.
The United States ranked No 1 for revenue during this time producing $16.5 billion in player spending in both the App Store and Google Play Store. With more than $13 billion in spending, Japan came in second, while China placed third, earning $10.6 billion from the App Store alone.
Downloads from Q1 to Q3, up 36.9 percent year-on-year were estimated at 42.7 billion. Google Play downloads rose 42.8 percent year on year to an estimated 34.7 billion during the first nine months of this year
During this time period, downloads increased 15.9 percent year-on-year to about 8 billion on the App Store, Sensor Tower posted.
With 7.3 billion installs, around 17.2 percent of total downloads, India leads overall game downloads. With about 4.2 billion installs or 9.8 percent, the US ranked No. 2, while Brazil came third with about 3.5 billion downloads, about 8 percent of total installs.