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STORE INTELLIGENCE · CRAIG CHAPPLE · JANUARY 2022

Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for December 2021

See the top grossing mobile games worldwide for December 2021 according to Sensor Tower data.

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The top grossing mobile game worldwide for December 2021 was PUBG Mobile from Tencent with $244 million in player spending, which represented 36.7 percent growth from December 2020. Approximately 68.3 percent of PUBG Mobile’s revenue was from China, where it has been localized as Game For Peace, followed by 6.8 percent from the United States and 5.5 percent from Turkey. The full ranking of the top grossing mobile games for December 2021 is above. Game revenue estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

Genshin Impact from miHoYo was the second highest earning mobile game worldwide for December 2021 with $134.3 million in gross revenue. About 28 percent of Genshin Impact’s revenue was from China, followed by 23.4 percent from the U.S. The next top grossing game was Roblox from Roblox Corporation, followed by Coin Master from Moon Active and Honor of Kings from Tencent.

The global mobile games market generated an estimated $7.4 billion from player spending across the App Store and Google Play in December 2021, marking an decrease of close to 2 percent year-over-year. The No. 1 market for global revenue in December 2021 was the United States, which generated $2.2 billion, or 29.6 percent of total player spending worldwide. Japan ranked No. 2 for revenue at 20.3 percent, followed by China, where Google Play is not available, at close to 15.7 percent.

Want to see how these rankings compare to the previous month? Check out the Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for November 2021 here.

Store Intelligence users can see app revenue and app download estimates for the above apps in addition to historical performance metrics on the Sensor Tower platform. Our revenue estimates are from the App Store and Google Play worldwide between December 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 and represent gross user spending. These rankings do not include app revenue from third-party Android stores.


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Craig Chapple

Written by: Craig Chapple, Mobile Insights Strategist, EMEA

Date: January 2022

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