Mobile gamers can’t get enough – player spending continues to grow over 2020

Anne Freer | September 9, 2021

App Business

Tencent’s PUBG Mobile game was the top grossing mobile game in August 2021 at $270 million in player spend, according to research shared by SensorTower.

It marks a small jump of 4.7% over August 2020 and shows that gamers are still hungry for playing despite lockdowns easing.

Around 61% of PUBG’s revenues came from China, followed by the US (9%) and Turkey (7%).

The second highest earner in mobile games was another Tencent title – Honor of Kings with $256 million in gross revenues, which is 3% more than in 2020.

Overall, the mobile gaming market generated $7.7 billion in spend across the Apple and Google app stores in August 2021. That’s 8.6% more than in the previous year.

It signals a healthy growth for the industry.

The US led for revenues globally at an average player spending of $2 billion or 28% of total global spending, followed by Japan (21%) and China (17.5%).

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