Global player spending in mobile games has reached $41.2 billion in the first half of 2022, according to Sensor Tower. Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile, the two highest grossing mobile titles, have generated over $1 billion each.

  • Worldwide player spending fell 6.6% year-over-year compared to $44.1 billion in the first half of 2021.
  • iOS spending fell 0.8% year-over-year to $25.6 billion, with Google Play down 14.8% to $15.6 billion.
  • Honor of Kings once again became the highest grossing mobile game worldwide with $1.4 billion in player spending, followed by PUBG Mobile ($1.1 billion).
  • Other titles in the top 5 include Genshin Impact ($986.2 million), Candy Crush Saga ($593.5 million), and Roblox ($576.5 million).

  • Mobile games generated 28.1 billion downloads in the first half of 2022, up 0.4% year-over-year.
  • Subway Surfers was the number one game by downloads, reaching 148.7 million installs.
  • It is followed by Free Fire (147.2 million), Ludo King (87.7 million), Roblox (85.8 million), and Candy Crush Saga (82.8 million).

The full report, which includes more data about the mobile app market, can be found here.

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