Another Record Crushed! The Highest Earning Games in October

Ariel Ariel

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Last week we looked at the most-downloaded apps, which means this week, it's time to rank apps and games by revenue.

We'll start with games.

Candy Crush was the highest-earning game in the US in October, earning $142M of net revenue in October in the US, according to our estimates. Yes, Candy Crush has been holding on to the top spot for longer than any other app since I started ranking them.

But that's not all - it's also been growing almost every month, and October wasn't any different. Candy Crush broke its own revenue record set in September. What a powerhouse!

The usual suspects, which include Roblox, Pokémon Go, Coin Master, and Royal Match, were all in there as well. Most with a slight increase over September, but overall, nothing too exciting.

Together, the highest-earning games collected $436M of net revenue from users in the US. That's a small but decent increase of 4% over September. I expect to see this total growing in the next couple of months, beating last year's numbers.

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