On April 21st, Sensor Tower store intelligence data showed that in March 2023, Tencent‘s Honor of Kings earned $215 million globally on the App Store and Google Play, retaining its position as the best-selling mobile game worldwide. This data does not include third-party Android channels.
Tencent‘s PUBG Mobile (including revenue from “Peace Elite”) ranked second on the list with a revenue of $139 million. Of this, 65.6% of the revenue came from the Chinese iOS market, while revenue from the US market accounted for 8.7%, and Saudi Arabia accounted for 2.8%.
Mihoyo’s Genshin Impact ranks third on the list, with 50.2% of its revenue coming from the Chinese iOS market, 20.2% from the Japanese market, and 9% from the US market.
The other two games in the top five list are King’s Candy Crush Saga and CyberAgent’s Uma Musume Pretty Derby.
In March 2023, global mobile game players paid nearly $6.5 billion on the App Store and Google Play, with a month-on-month growth of 6.5%.”
The United States remains the highest-grossing market for mobile games in the world, contributing over 1.8 billion, accounting for 29.2% of global revenue. The Chinese iOS market ranks second with a share of 18.4%, and the Japanese market ranks third with a share of 18.2%.