The Highest Earning Games

Ariel Ariel
1 minute read Apr. 15

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Remember how game revenue was surprisingly low in February? This week I crunched the numbers and ranked the highest earning games in the US to see if February was a trend or a fluke.

Leading the pack is Roblox, which has been in the lead for quite some time now. It ended March with $76M of net revenue from the App Store and Google Play in the US, according to our estimates. March saw an increase across both stores.

Behind it is Candy Crush, which our estimates put at $59M of net revenue in the US. Although Candy Crush ended February in the same spot, this total is significantly higher. And by significant, I mean $11M higher.

And it's not just Candy Crush that saw big gains in March. All other games on the list saw increases in the millions in March. All except for Genshin Impact, which didn't make the list this month. Instead, Evony, not a hyper-casual game, snuck in with $16M of net revenue split fairly evenly between the App Store and Google Play

Together, the top 10 highest earning games brought in $316M of net revenue in March from the US, according to our estimates. If you're comparing, that's a significant increase over February. Like downloads, which rose a ton in March, so did revenue.

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