As 2021 goes along, some of the most engrossing games have come up with some surprising earnings. Games like our favorite, PUBG Mobile was the second-highest in terms of highest-grossing and generating almost $1.5 billion. PUBG Mobile has quickly become a fan favorite in areas such as South Asia, SEA, MEA, and China. It was also the most profitable mobile game in 2020.
According to recent research issued by the data analyst site Sensor Tower, mobile gamers spent $44.7 billion in the first half of 2021, a 17.9 percent rise from the previous year. In-game purchases on Apple’s App Store hit $26 billion, up 13.5 percent year on year, while Google Play witnessed a 24.7 percent year-on-year gain to $18.7 billion.
PUBG Mobile – One Of The Most Engrossing Games Of H1 In 2021
According to Sensor Tower, PUBG Mobile was the world’s second-highest-grossing mobile game in the first half of 2021. Tencent‘s offering generated over $1.5 billion in sales and will surpass $5 billion in revenue in March 2021. It’s worth noting that the game is currently three years old.
Another Tencent product, Honor of Kings, which is extremely popular in mainland China, raked in more than $1.5 billion in player expenditure, making it the highest-earning game in the first half of 2021. With approximately $848 million in revenue, Genshin Impact by MiHoYo ranked third on the list.
Garena Free Fire, another battle royale game, scored eighth on the list as the second-highest paying game on Google Play.
The Most Engrossing Games In The First Half
- Honor of Kings, Tencent
- PUBG Mobile, Tencent
- Genshin Impact, Mihoyo
- Roblox, Roblox
- Coin Master, Moon Active
- Pokemon Go, Niantic
- Candy Crush Saga, King
- Free Fire, Garena
- Rise of Kingdoms, Lilith Games
- Uma Musume Pretty Derby, CyberAgent
When compared to the previous year, player expenditure on mobile games has dropped this year. However, it does not indicate a decline in the industry. Instead, it’s a return to normalcy after the rise during the extraordinary lockdown phase in 2020.
Battlegrounds Mobile India or BGMI for short might also make a mark on this list in the near distant future. The game is currently in beta, and a public release of the game will come out. Speculators suggest that BGMI, after public release might have the chance to become the highest-grossing game.
But, at the same time, the arrival of new competitors to the Mobile Gaming market is growing. Even with the likes of games like Valorant to make a debut sooner or later. Even some major companies, like Netflix, and PlayStation are planning on doing the same.
Some major game developers, like Supercell, did not make the cut. Some games are seeing a trend in losing popularity after the start of the pandemic. At the same time, more games, which have communication facilities are starting to trend.
Understanding The Most Engrossing Games of any year will help us understand where the gaming market will mold into. It also gives us insight into how much further development will be done on the game. But, as always, during all these updates, sit back, relax, and have fun. Also, remember to keep safe. Happy Gaming!
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