Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for August 2021

The top grossing mobile game worldwide for August 2021 was PUBG Mobile from Tencent with approximately $270 million in player spending, which represented 4.7 percent growth from August 2020. About 61.4 percent of PUBG Mobile’s revenue was from China, where it has been localized as Game For Peace, followed by 9 percent from the United States and 6.5 percent from Turkey. The full ranking of the top grossing mobile games for August 2021 is above. Game revenue estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

Honor of Kings from Tencent was the second highest earning mobile game worldwide for August 2021 with $256.2 million in gross revenue, which represented approximately 3 percent year-over-year growth from August 2020. About 95 percent of Honor of Kings’ revenue was from China, followed by 2 percent from Taiwan. The next top grossing game was Genshin Impact from miHoYo, followed by Fate/Grand Order from Sony’s Aniplex and Pokémon GO from Niantic.

The global mobile games market generated $7.7 billion from player spending across the App Store and Google Play in August 2021, marking an increase of 8.6 percent year-over-year.

The No. 1 market for global revenue in August 2021 was the United States, which accumulated approximately $2.1 billion, or 28 percent of total player spending worldwide. Japan ranked No. 2 for revenue at 20.8 percent, followed by China, where Google Play is not available, at 17.5 percent.

Fate/Grand Order had its best month for two years in August 2021, generating $133.8 million in revenue, a rise of 13.6 percent from August 2020. The surge in player spending coincided with the title’s six-year anniversary celebrations. To date, the game has accumulated about $5.5 billion in lifetime revenue.

Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Grossing Mobile Games Worldwide for July 2021 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 August 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021 and represent gross user spending. These rankings do not include app revenue from third-party Android stores.

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