Candy Crush is Unstoppable! The Highest-Earning Games in September
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This week I crunched the numbers and ranked the highest-earning games in the US in September, and unlike downloads, this list is pretty consistent.
In first place we have the king, Candy Crush Saga! The title has been the highest-earning game in the US consecutively all year. It ended September with $138 million of net revenue, that's after giving Apple and Google their fees, according to our estimates.
So far in 2022, Candy Crush Saga has already earned $1.2 billion in net revenue. Most of the money came from the App Store, which is pretty normal for both apps and games these days.
Roblox, which has been the runner up for almost as many months, ended September with $46M of net revenue, far lower than the summer months.
Pokémon Go, Royal Match, and Coin Master, the incumbents, rounded up the top 5 list for September.
Together, the top 10 highest-earning games brought $418 million of net revenue in September in the US, according to our estimates. That's a bunch lower than August, which I suspect is a result of the end of summer.
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