PUBG Mobile from Tencent was the top-grossing mobile game worldwide for December 2021, with $244 million in player spending, which represented 36.7 percent growth from December 2020.
Approximately 68.3 percent of PUBG Mobile’s revenue was from China, where it has been localized as Game For Peace, followed by 6.8 percent from the US and 5.5 percent from Turkey, reports Sensor Tower.
Genshin Impact from miHoYo was the second highest earning mobile game worldwide for December 2021, with $134.3 million in gross revenue. About 28 percent of Genshin Impact’s revenue was from China, followed by 23.4 percent from the US.
The next top-grossing game was Roblox from Roblox Corporation, followed by Coin Master from Moon Active and Honor of Kings from Tencent.
The global mobile games market generated an estimated $7.4 billion from player spending across the App Store and Google Play in December 2021, marking a decrease of close to 2 percent year-over-year.
The number one market for global revenue in December 2021 was the US, which generated $2.2 billion, or 29.6 percent of total player spending worldwide.
Japan ranked number two for revenue at 20.3 percent, followed by China, where Google Play is not available, at close to 15.7 percent.