PUBG Mobile is currently one of the most popular mobile games in the world. It was extremely popular in India but the Indian government later banned the battle royale game in the country under the Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000. PUBG Mobile was banned alongside several other Chinese apps including TikTok, Camscanner, among others. The ban could be the reason behind PUBG Mobile’s slip in position to the second-highest grossing mobile game in March 2021. Also Read - PUBG Mobile 1.6 update: Flora Menace mode, Vikendi Map, and other features
As per data analyst firm Sensor Tower, the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile has slipped to second place in the month of March 2021 in terms of highest grossing mobile game. The battle royale game recorded 240.5 million USD in player spending and most of the revenue (around 59.7 percent) came from China followed by United States with 9.8 percent. To reiterate, the PUBG Mobile game is rebranded as Game for Peace in China. To recall, the battle royale game was the highest-earning game of February 2021, with 250 million USD in revenue. Also Read - Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) emulator version not in the works, Krafton clarifies: Know reason
The list is led by Honor of Kings, which is also developed by Tencent. The mobile game regained its top spot as the highest-earning game in March 2021 after being displaced by PUBG Mobile last month. Honor of Kings grossed 257.5 million USD in revenue, marking a 63 percent growth from March 2020. Also Read - Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) could launch a Hindi voice pack very soon, Krafton suggests
As per the report, the Honor of Kings is very popular in China, which contributes a whopping 96.3 percent of the total revenue, followed by 1.6 percent from Thailand and 1.2 percent from Taiwan.
Following Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile is Genshin Impact by miHoyo game, Uma Musume Pretty Derby by CyberAgent, which generated 136.6 million USD in March, Sensor Tower suggests.
10 top mobile games by worldwide revenue for March 2021: Check list
1. Honor of Kings
2. PUBG Mobile
3. Genshin Impact
4. Uma Musume Pretty Derby
5. Coin Master
7. Pokemon Go
8. Garena Free Fire
9. Candy Crush Saga
10. Rise of Kingdoms