The top grossing mobile game by worldwide revenue for May 2020 was PUBG Mobile from Tencent with more than $226 million in user spending, which represented 41 percent growth from May 2019. Approximately 53 percent of PUBG Mobile’s revenue was from China, followed by 10.2 percent from the United States and 5.5 percent from Saudi Arabia. The full ranking of the top grossing mobile games for May 2020 is above. App revenue estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.
Honor of Kings from Tencent was the second highest earning mobile game worldwide for May 2020 with an estimated $204.5 million in gross revenue, which represented 42 percent year-over-year growth from May 2019. About 95 percent of Honor of Kings’ revenue was from China, followed by 2.2 percent from Thailand, where it’s operated by Garena and known as Garena Realm of Valor. The next top grossing game was Roblox from Roblox Corporation, followed by Monster Strike from Mixi and Coin Master from Moon Active.
As lockdown restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic are steadily lifted in many countries across the globe, Pokémon GO from Niantic recorded its best month for revenue since September 2019. In May, it generated $82.2 million, an increase of 45.5 percent year-over-year from May 2019. Niantic also made changes to the title during the pandemic in order to encourage playing at home, which has contributed to its continued success during lockdowns.
Three Kingdoms Strategic from Alibaba, meanwhile, had its best month ever. User spending in the game, which is only available in China, has been on the rise since January 2020, hitting $85.4 million last month. Released in September 2019, the title is already closing in on $500 million in lifetime revenue, having accumulated $491.4 million to date.
Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Mobile Games by Worldwide Revenue for April 2020 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, 2019 and May 31, 2020 and represent gross user spending. These rankings do not include app revenue from third-party Android stores.
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