Tencent wins in Q3 2021


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Sensor Tower, which measures app economics, published a new analysis of the world’s top-grossing mobile games in the third quarter of 2021. The ranking reveals the leaders who have conquered the market as consumer spending continues to grow, albeit at a more normal pace than pandemic highs. Here are the top 10:

  1. PUBG Mobile
  2. Honor of kings
  3. Genshin Impact
  4. Pokémon GO
  5. Roblox
  6. Candy Crush Saga
  7. Master of coins
  8. Garena Free Fire
  9. Uma Museum
  10. Destiny / Grand Order

The list includes familiar titles produced by industry leaders like Tencent, the world’s largest video game provider, which won the top two spots with PUBG Mobile and Honor of Kings. by MiHoYo Genshin Impact continues to skyrocket to third place, generating more than $ 2 billion in consumer spending since its release last September.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a surge in the mobile gaming market, which has since slowed to a more normal rate of growth. Spending on mobile games reached $ 22.4 billion in the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 7.7% year-over-year, lagging behind the 17.9% growth rate in the first half of the year of the year.

According to Sensor Tower, Google Play contributed much of the growth, with its mobile game revenue increasing 10.7% year-over-year, compared to 5.6% for Apple’s App Store. However, Apple remained the market leader, generating $ 13.1 billion over the period, compared to Google Play’s $ 9.3 billion.


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