According to the SensorTower data, in February 2020, Tencent’s ‘PUBG MOBILE’ and ‘Peace Elite’ attracted more than $191 million worldwide, five times the same period last year, and ranked first in the global mobile game bestseller list. Among them, 71% came from the Chinese market and 7.3% came from the US market. For a complete list of the top 10 most popular mobile games in the world, see the chart below.
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‘Honor of Kings’ and its overseas edition ranked second with $121 million in revenue. The Chinese version contributed 92.6% of revenue, followed by the Thai version “Garena Realm of Valor”, which contributed 3.7%.
The top three other games on the list are Mixi’s ‘Monster Strike’, Lilith ‘AFK Arena’, and Bandai Namco’s ‘Dokkan Battle’.
In February this year, many games on the list hit new highs, including ‘PUBG MOBILE’ and ‘Peace Elite’, ‘Coin Master’, and ‘Rise of Kingdoms’. For ‘AFK Arena’, ‘GardenScapes’, and ‘Dokkan Battle’, it was the second highest income month.
A number of objective factors contributed to the strong revenue performance of these games in February. For example, ‘AFK Arena’ ushered in a substantial increase in revenue after landing in the Chinese market in January. Thanks to in-game activities, new gameplay, or investment in purchases, the revenue of ‘Peace Elite’, ‘Coin Master’ and ‘GardenScapes’ have maintained steady growth in recent months. With the outbreak of the global epidemic, more people are living in their homes, and mobile game income may change. In the next few months, we will pay close attention to the trend of the global mobile market.