The Top 10 Highest-Earning Games in The World Brought In more than $500M in July

Ariel Ariel
8/18/23

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I crunched the numbers and ranked the highest-earning games, as I do every month, but this time I expanded beyond the US and ranked the highest earners globally.

Like apps, the top games are the usual suspects that are ranking high in the US, but unlike games, there are more titles on this list from China!

Let's have a look at the numbers, and titles, for July.

Monopoly Go was the highest-earning game in the world in July. It added $84M of net revenue to its bottom line, according to our estimates. And that's net which means what Scopely, the game's publisher, gets to keep after Apple and Google take their fees.

I covered Monopoly Go several times since its release in April because it operates at a scale that hasn't been seen before. It dethroned YouTube and TikTok to become the highest-grossing game in the US recently and it doesn't seem to be dropping.

Royal Match came in second, earning $81M in July, according to our estimates, and again, that's net. Candy Crush Saga, Roblox, and Pokemon Go round out the top 5.

On the App Store side, China was responsible for 3 of the top 10 games in July for a total of $102M. What's interesting here is that most other titles are available globally while those are only available in China.

China's App Store has grown over the last few years to become a superpower that easily competes with the US. That's probably why the Chinese government is about to start regulating apps in the country.

Our App Intelligence shows that together, the top 10 highest-earning games in the world brought in $563M of net revenue in July.

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All figures included in this report are estimated. Unless specified otherwise, estimated revenue is always net, meaning it's the amount the developer earned after Apple and Google took their fee.


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