One of the Highest Earning Games Broke a Record in August

Ariel Ariel
Sep. 16

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This week I ranked the highest-earning games in August, and while downloads decreased in August, revenue didn't. Well, for some games.

Candy Crush Saga was the highest-earning game in the US, raking in $140 million of net revenue, the most I've seen this game do in a single month. That's about 9% higher than the last month, which was already very high.

Way below it is Roblox, which came in second but with less than half the revenue, $60 million of net revenue according to our estimates, to be precise.

Pokemon Go, Coin Master, and Bingo Blitz round out the top 5 earners in the US. Each added just about the same to its bottom line in August as it did in July.

The lists look very similar to last month, but one change in August was Call of Duty's comeback after dropping out in July.

Together, the top 10 highest-earning games earned $436 million of net revenue in August from the US, according to our estimates. That's about 4% higher than July's total and 40% higher than January of this year. That's a lot of money!

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