Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for May 2021

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

Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for May 2021

The top grossing mobile game worldwide for May 2021 was Honor of Kings from Tencent with $264.5 million in player spending, which represented 13 percent growth from May 2020. Approximately 95 percent of Honor of Kings’ revenue was from China, followed by about 2 percent from Taiwan and 1.7 percent from Thailand. The full ranking of the top grossing mobile games for May 2021 is above. Game revenue estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

PUBG Mobile from Tencent was the second highest earning mobile game worldwide for May 2021 with close to $258 million in gross revenue, which represented 5.2 percent year-over-year growth from May 2020. About 56.6 percent of PUBG Mobile’s revenue was from China and its localized version of the title, Game for Peace, followed by approximately 11 percent from the United States. The next top grossing game was Genshin Impact from miHoYo, followed by Roblox from Roblox Corporation and Lineage M from NCSoft.

Mobile shooter Garena Free Fire from Garena had its best month ever for player spending in May, generating approximately $107 million, a rise of 29.4 percent from April and up 19.4 percent from its previous best ever month in March. It comes after a successful Q1, when the title usurped PUBG Mobile as the top revenue generating Shooter in the U.S.

Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for April 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 May 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021 and represent gross user spending. These rankings do not include app revenue from third-party Android stores.

Sensor Tower's platform is an enterprise-level offering. Interested in learning more?

Craig Chapple

Written by: Craig Chapple, Mobile Insights Strategist, EMEA

Date: June 2021