The 10 Most Profitable Game Apps Today

By Bluei Fausto

Aren’t game apps just amazing? While it’s already cool to have a brand-new device, it’s even cooler to have something that’ll give you the entertainment you richly deserve. From simulation games and action-packed adventures to brain-twisters, there are a ton of remarkable applications to choose from.

With this ongoing craze, it is no news that the gaming landscape has emerged to become a multi-billion industry. In fact, it’s not hard to find someone who’s willing to spend more than a buck or two just to get hold of the latest gaming software. Therefore, some of these games are quickly pulling in profits.

Here, we have rounded up 10 of the most profitable game apps that are sure to give you the kind of relaxation and entertainment you deserve. Check out our list below. Who knows, you may discover you new favorite game!

10. Coin Master

 

Revenue: $538.4 million

Introduced in 2016, this interactive mobile game created by Moon Active now stands as one of the most profitable game apps on the market, earning a total of $538.4 million in 2019 alone.

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In the said game, players will have to spin a slot machine in order to gain coins, launch attacks, perform raids, or even avail shields that will protect their villages from possible attacks. Dubbed to be one of the most interactive mobile games on the market, Coin Master is sure to take you into a world where everything is dictated on a virtual slot machine.

9. Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle

 

Revenue: $566 million

Fond of the anime series Dragon Ball Z? If yes, then you’d definitely love this explosive, action-packed mobile game based on the DBZ anime franchise. 

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Launched in 2015, this free-to-play mobile app will take you into the world of Super Saiyans and extraterrestrial species. In the game, players are given a chance to explore the DBZ universe and fight against the most ruthless of DBZ villains, including Cell, Freeza, Tao Pai Pai, and evil Vegeta.

8. Homescapes

 

Revenue: $626.8 million

Created by Russian developer Playrix and released in 2017, Homescapes is a newcomer in our top profitable game apps for 2020. 

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Combining traditional match-3 mechanics with a moving storyline, players of Homescapes are sure to enjoy a world of décor and home renovation. In the game, Austin the Butler goes back to his childhood home only to find out that the place is going to be sold soon. Desperate to keep the precious place, he is set to conduct a full-blown home makeover that will make the old place become as good as new – with a lot of help from you, of course!

7. Clash Of Clans

 

Revenue: $722 million

Landing the 7th spot is none other than Supercell’s Clash of Clans. First released in 2012, this fantasy-themed mobile strategy game has become so popular that it even became the top grossing mobile game of the decade

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In this universe, players can build their own towns and raise their own clans by collecting different resources gained from attacking other players. To make the game even more exciting, they can also join a clan of fellow players or invite their friends to create a team and engage in epic Clan Wars against others.

To date, less than a decade since its release, COC remains to be a well-loved mobile app in the gaming world. In fact, in 2019 alone, the popular app even managed to score a total of $722 million.

6. Pokemon Go

 

Revenue: $900 million

Surprised? Anime enthusiast or not, it is no exaggeration that nearly every device user has heard of this popular gaming app already. Dubbed to be the “Best Mobile Game” by the Game Developers Choice Awards and “Best App of the Year” by TechCrunch, Pokemon Go stands as one of the most profitable game apps of today’s market.

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In fact, just seven months since its initial release, this augmented reality mobile game was reported to have already generated over $1 billion. To date, nearly four years since its launch, the game app has still managed to secure a total of $900 million in revenue in 2019 alone.

5. Monster Strike

 

Revenue: $920 million

Developed by Mixi and co-created by Yoshiki Okamoto, Monster Strike remains to be a giant in the mobile gaming landscape.

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Combining elements of role-playing, strategy, and cooperative multiplayer, this mobile physics game centers on the challenge of battling and collecting monsters. In the game, players will have to battle tons of monsters in order to collect them, fuse them, and evolve them in exchange for gold and other precious items. 

Developed in 2013, Monster Strike has emerged to become Japan’s number one top grosser in 2014. To date, even five years later, the mobile app has still scored a total of $920 million in Japan alone for the year 2019.

4. Candy Crush Saga

 

Revenue:  $930 million

Undoubtedly loved by millions of players, this popular game puzzle released in 2012 has successfully become one of the most profitable game apps in today’s market. In the said game, players must switch and match candies of the same color to progress to the next level and receive tons of sweet rewards. 

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To date, although its developer has already released three related titles (Candy Crush Soda Saga, Candy Crush Jelly Saga, and Candy Crush Friends Saga), the original remains to be the top favorite that even managed to earn $930 million in revenue in 2019 alone.

3. Fate / Grand Order

 

Revenue:  $1.1 billion

Marking the first billion on our list is none other than Sony’s Fate/Grand Order. Described as another role-playing mobile game, this tactical RPG based on the Fate/Stay Night franchise is one of the ultimate mobile must-haves. In the game, players take on the role of “Masters” and are given the ability to summon and command powerful heroic spirits to engage in turn-based combats.

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In 2019 alone, the mobile app was reported to have earned a total of $1.1 billion, raising its lifetime revenue to more than $4 billion since its first release.

2. PUBG Mobile

 

Revenue: $1.3 billion

If you’re a fan of the Hunger Games, there’s a high chance that you’ll love this game app as well. Released in 2018, PUBG Mobile runs as a multiplayer battle royale game where a total of 100 players will need to compete against each other in order to survive.

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At the start of the game, all of the players will be thrown into an island where they can find some loot, kill each other, or go into hiding in order to become the last man standing.

1. Honor Of Kings

 

Revenue: $1.5 billion

The most profitable game app in the market, Tencent’s ‘Honor of Kings’, has yet again proven itself to be the biggest game in the world. Designed to work as a mobile multiplayer online battle arena, this game app will take you into a world of monsters and heroes. 

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First launched in 2016, Honor of Kings, also called “Arena of Valor” in the West, has become an unsurpassable giant in the mobile gaming world. In 2019 alone, the app has managed to maintain its top-grossing position with a staggering $1.5 billion in revenue.

 

Thrilled to discover these 10 most profitable game apps on today’s market? These mobile applications are sure to make your tech time even more exciting and entertaining.

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