Several new games are released every day on App Store and Google Play. Usually, players try them and decide whether to continue playing them or not. The mobile games space has evolved and grown manifold over the past few years. And today, we have some iconic games that are popular and enjoy an active user base even today.
As per a Sensor Tower report, mobile games across the globe generated a whopping $6.8 billion. This includes games from Google Play as well as App Store. Interestingly, 2 of the top 5 biggest games are from Tencent.
Top 5 Best-Selling Mobile Games (2022)
Here are the top grossing games on Google Play and App Store!
1) Honor of Kings
Developed by the TiMi Studio Group (a subsidiary of Tencent Group), Honor of Kings is a multiplayer game. According to reports, it earned the highest overall revenue among mobile games worldwide in 2022. Gaming veterans will immediately spot similarities between League of Legends and Honor of Kings.
Honor of Kings involves controlling a character to kill enemies and collect resources like experience and gold. In addition, players upgrade characters with the help of the XP collected.
Players can choose from many game modes, which include 5v5, 3v3, 1v1, and more in different settings. One of the game’s unique features is that killing the enemies includes different types of damage – physical critical, magical, and real.
2) PUBG Mobile
Developed by Tencent, PUBG Mobile has been ruling the battle royale domain for quite some time. The game has earned the highest revenue from the App store and has the highest overall earning after, next to Honor of Kings. A huge portion of its revenue is generated from China, localized with the name ‘Game For Peace.’
PUBG Mobile features a battle royale experience where the players are dropped on an island where they are supposed to collect loot, kill opponents and win the game as the lone survivor.
What makes the game stand out is its inclusive gameplay. Players get readily involved with the game, playing aside other players in a team. Moreover, there are different in-game purchase options that a huge portion of the players.
In the latest PUBG Mobile update, the battle royale game has collaborated with the Korean band BLACKPINK. The special track ‘Ready for Love' is live.
3) Coin Master
Developed by the Israeli studio Moon Active, Coin Master is a free-to-play single-player casual game. Coin Master has earned the highest revenue in the Google Play Store, with over a hundred million downloads.
The main objective of this game is to win coins and upgrade items to build villages. Although the game comes under the ‘adventure game’ category in the App Store, it uses gambling mechanics.
To build your village or even attack others, you need coins, for which you need to use the slot machine. The spinning can be done seven times an hour, with the option to purchase more spins for real money. The slot machine mechanic makes the game addictive for players.
4) Candy Crush Saga
Developed by King, Candy Crush Saga is one of the most successful puzzle-and-casual games to date. Since its release in 2012, the match-three game has held a position in top-grossing games for years.
Candy Crush Saga has surpassed 100 million downloads and continues to enjoy an active user community. King, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, has also released spin-offs, which are successful too.
The gameplay is simple – you have to match candies of the same colours and clear the levels. As you progress, the levels keep getting harder. If you like Candy Crush Saga, you can check out Candy Crush Soda Saga, Candy Crush Friends, Candy Crush Jelly Saga, and more.
Developed by Roblox Corporation, this game is another title on the list of the top 10 highest-grossing games on Android and iOS. The platform allows players to develop and program their own games and interact with games created by others. The game creation platform has topped the charts during the pandemic and continues to grow.
To design your game on Roblox, the platform offers its own engine, the Roblox Studio. The coding portion is based on a programming language called Lua, an Object Oriented Programming Language. Roblox also involves in-game microtransactions in the form of ‘game passes’.
A striking fact about Roblox is that most of the games on the platform are created by teens and younger people. In August 2020, most of the Roblox users were American children aged below 16.
‘Roblox' in itself is not a game. Rather, it is a platform that lets users create games and/or play games created by other users. As Roblox is available across multiple platforms, it's easy to access and reaches a wider audience. Celebrities and music artists like Zara Larsson and Lil Nas X have hosted concerts in the Roblox, popularizing it more.
The list is based on revenue generated by the games in 2022. While listing, we used the Sensor Tower report and included the top-grossing games on Google Play, App Store, and overall revenue.
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