Top Grossing Multiplayer Mobile Games 2021
In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in mobile game installs and they’ve generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Although these games are free to play and ad-free as well, most of their revenue comes from in-app purchases and microtransactions. We’re going to take a look at the 3 top grossing multiplayer mobile games for January 2021.
Honor of Kings
Honor of Kings, a game by Tencent, generated over $267.3 million from in-app purchases, becoming the top-grossing mobile game world-wide for January 2021. It is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game similar to League of Legends. The game generated somewhere around 97% of its revenue from China making it a huge success in the country.
Next on the list is another brilliant game by Tencent, PUBG Mobile. An online multiplayer battle Royale game. The game PUBG Mobile earned over $259 million in gross revenue. Being a Tencent game, 60% of PUBG Mobile’s revenue was from China and their localized version with the name ‘Game for Peace’, and 9.7% from the United States. PUBG Mobile has grown and continues to grow with new content every now and then, and it has been proven that many enthusiastic gamers love to spend cash on microtransactions, rather than game keys.
Coming at third spot is Fate/Grand Order from Sony’s Aniplex. A turn-based combat game where the player plays as a Master who summons and controls powerful familiars also known as “Servants” to fight enemies. Fate/Grand Order is, according to numerous sources, the third-most grossing mobile game for January 2021. Although, the accurate data on the in-app purchases is unavailable or inconclusive at the moment.
Mobile Gaming for the Win!
The mobile gaming industry has become so huge, due to it being easily accessible. You can literally play anywhere, anytime. You may be playing for fun, or to blow off steam, or even level up and sharpen your skills, you reach a point where you want to start over and try different aspects of the game.
Games like PUBG and Free Fire are making a fortune in only the microtransactions because of the players’ obsession with the rare in-game items. In PUBG for instance, there are epic items that were available for a limited time or seasons and you wouldn’t get otherwise. A simple solution for that is buying game accounts with the desired rank, items, and achievements if that’s what you’re into.