When going back in time, in some eras, life appeared to be a bit simpler. These days, with technology-based innovation taking over and society becoming heavily reliant on it, the modern world can feel incredibly daunting to some. Overall, though, we’re lucky to live in a time when we’re inundated with new and improved products that can really make a difference in our daily lives.
One such option is mobile gaming, with people utilizing an array of games on both iOS and Android devices when boredom sets in. While more traditional methods of entertainment, such as reading a book or playing board games, also appeal, mobile gaming’s portability and convenience aspect make it a great alternative. Given the sheer amount of games in 2022, from Playtech’s Age of the Gods to social deduction products like Among Us, mobile gaming has certainly come a long way. In fact, in the last decade or so, some mobile games have made billions of dollars thanks to a combination of charm and gameplay.
With the video game sphere now being a multibillion-dollar industry, some of the biggest contributors to its overall growth have been mobile games. Through a selection of in-game purchases and the like, mobile games developers have been able to make their mark on the industry and make notable earnings. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the highest-grossing mobile titles ever released.
PUBG Mobile – $6.2+ billion
Although PUBG has been around for a while now, it has only fairly recently made the transition over from PC to mobile. In fact, the game was available for download in 2018 and has since gone on to register huge success in the mobile category of gaming. While it has been banned in some countries, it still has a player count of over 800 million at the time of writing. As such, through a variety of in-app purchases and the like, PUBG Mobile has managed to bring in over $6.2billion.
Candy Crush Saga – $6.4+ billion
Most people have heard of Candy Crush Saga because it’s easily one of the most famous mobile games ever made. A game that first came to the fore in 2012 and is still thriving in the modern world, Candy Crush Saga works off a freemium model, although that hasn’t stopped players investing their hard earned cash in the game with the promise of perks. A simple but hugely entertaining release, Candy Crush Saga has kept millions of people around the world entertained for hours on end.
Pokemon Go – $7.2+ billion
A truly innovative mobile gaming product, Pokemon Go’s augmented reality offering makes it stand out in what is now a saturated space. Released in 2016, Niantic’s product took the mobile gaming sphere by storm as it enables people to get some exercise while gaming. Although the game isn’t as popular as it once was, there are still millions of people who play it in foreign territories like Australia and the UK.
Monster Strike – $9.6+ billion
A release that was almost certainly inspired by the aforementioned Pokemon, Monster Strike has amassed earnings of over $9.6billion as players build a team of monsters in an attempt to take down enemies in their path. The game’s main success has come from Japanese audiences, with it failing to hit the mark in other countries.
Honor Of Kings/Arena Of Valor – $11 billion
Honor of Kings is easily the most popular mobile game around. The international adaptation of the game, Arena of Valor, has been altered slightly but still offers the same MOBA-themed mayhem that so many gamers seem to adore.