Sensor Tower has analyzed growth for different mobile genres in the US during 2021. Driven by Genshin Impact, action games saw the biggest increase in player spending with almost 69%.
Overall, action-adventure titles generated $966.8 in the US. miHoYo’s title was the highest-grossing game, reaching $418.3 million in player spending. The other games in top-3 were Marvel Contest of Champions and Dragon Ball Legends.
Puzzle games were the largest category by spending in 2021, generating $5.1 billion. It is followed by Casino ($4.8 billion) and Strategy ($4.3 billion).
The full stats by genre can be found here.