Tencent's Honor of Kings, the top-grossing mobile game for January 2021

Tencent's Honor of Kings ascended to number 1 as it is the top-grossing mobile game worldwide as of January 2021.


Sensor Tower provided a list of the top mobile games worldwide and with a revenue of $267.3 million that is spent by players, Honor of Kings was reigned number one. This shows a growth by almost 22% from January 2020. The game mostly generated 97% of its revenue from China and Thailand contributed 1% of it.


The second top-grossing game is PUBG Mobile which earned $259 million and recorded a growth of 26% compared to January 2020. 60% of its revenue came from China where the game is well known as Game for Peace and the United States chipped in 9.8%. PUBG Mobile is also distributed by Tencent.

The third top-earner is Fate/Grand Order by Sony's Aniplex followed by Genshin Impact from miHoYo and completing the top 5 highest grossing games is Roblox from Roblox Corporation.

A new entrant to the overall top 10 grossing mobile games for January is Professional Baseball Spirits A from Konami. Raking a revenue amounting to $112.5 million, it recorded a more than three times increase from January 2020. By January 31, 2021, it's lifetime revenue already reached $1.3 billion, accounting for all its player spending from Japan.

Sensor Tower is an app analytics and competitive app intelligence platform. Founded in 2013 and based in San Francisco, the platform allows users to track app performance for App Store Optimization/ASO, track revenue, and download data for apps and publishers.
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