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More Than Half a Dozen Mobile Games Earn Over $100 Million a Month

Mobile gaming has become a widely appreciated sector of the gaming industry because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up generating massive amounts of revenue for the people that make said games. The kind of money that mobile games tend to rake in is increasing as well. Back in 2019, 2 mobile games managed to make over $100 million a month each in revenue which was definitely something that should be considered an incredibly impressive feat.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that in 2021, just two years after what we just discussed, the number of mobile games that earn over $100 million a month has increased to seven. What’s more is that there are over 800 games that earn over a million dollars each month, indicating that this niche is growing by leaps and bounds.

The pandemic probably had something or the other to do with this boost because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making it so that people would have to stay at home and would therefore not have all that much that they can do on a more or less regular basis.

The seven games raking in over $100 million a month are Pokemon Go, Roblox, Candy Crush Saga, Garena Free Fire, Genshin Impact, Homescapes, Coin Master and Clash of Clans. According to App Annie, if you combine the total number of game downloads across the App Store and the Google Play Store you would see that there are 1 billion individual downloads for games every single week, a number that is so high that it almost seems like it would be pretty much impossible in any real world scenario.

These games are played for about 5 billion hours each week, or about 5 hours per download, and they bring in a total of $1.7 billion dollars on a weekly basis. The revenue generated from casual mobile games which are often not all that expensive to make in the first place has exceeded expectations by a pretty huge amount.

This forms the basis of Epic Games’ legal battle as well. The game maker claims that the 15%-30% that app stores take from them is far too high, and with so much money on the table it’s really not surprising that they would want to take things to court. Games are earning so much money that they are starting to become downright powerful, and it will be interesting to see how they use their power and influence in the future.
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