This Club is Very Exclusive! The Highest Earning Mobile Games in April

Ariel Ariel
May. 17

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I crunched the numbers and ranked the highest-earning mobile games in the world in April hoping to see some change from March like we did with downloads, but while some apps did shift, I wouldn't call these changes impressive - this is a very exclusive club.

Let me show you what I mean:

China's King of Glory was the highest-earning game in the world in April, bringing in $124M in net revenue, according to our estimates. King of Glory took the first place from last month's king, Monopoly Go.

Monopoly Go didn't go far, placing second overall with an estimated net revenue of $118M from the App Store and Google Play, though mostly from the App Store, which isn't a surprise when looking at revenue.

Royal Match, China's Peace Elite, and Candy Crush round out the top five - the same exact list in the same exact order as March with a similar amount of revenue for all except for Candy Crush, which earned 9% more in April.

Supercell's Brawl Star seems to continue its growth trend, rising two spots in the combined chart in April.

Together, our estimates show the highest-earning games earned $776M of net revenue (after store fees), up a small amount from March, and that's always good.

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