Free Fire and PUBG Still On Top
Despite being covered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global mobile game industry’s revenue has grown 26% year on year. The most popular mobile game application is Garena Free Fire and PUBG Mobile, with the highest revenue.
Based on the Sensor Tower report, global player spending in playing mobile games in the first nine months of 2020 reached USD 58.7 billion or the equivalent of IDR 835.6 trillion. The increase in income was due to a pandemic, which made people play games a lot.
When compared to a similar period during Q1 to Q3 2019, mobile game spending grew 17.5% from year to year to around USD 46.7 billion.
Judging from the application store. The expenditure for gamers was 25.3% year on year during this quarter to around USD 35.2 billion. Meanwhile, the Play Store is also the same, namely up 26.3% from year to year to USD 23.5 billion.
Meanwhile, from the side of the largest contributor. The United States (US) was in the first place, earning USD 16.5 billion. Then followed by Japan with an expenditure of USD 13 billion, China with USD 10.6 billion.
From the growth of the mobile game industry. PUBG Mobile is declared the most popular game. Because it is able to collect more than USD 2 billion. For the record, this income does not include the Chinese version of PUBG Mobile, Game For Peace.
After that there are Honor of Kings, Pokemon Go, Coin Master, Monster Strike, Roblox, Gardenspaces, Candy Crush Saga, Fate / Grand Order, and Rise of Kingdoms.
Talking about the most mobile game applications. PUBG Mobile is still inferior to Garena Free Fire which is at number one with more than 220 million installs.
Sensor Tower sees that the growth of the mobile game industry itself. It’s expected to continue in the fourth quarter of this year. As the pandemic is still not over, in which people spend time and entertainment playing games.