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Data.ai: mobile anime games generated $17bn in global revenue during 2021

Report also said that while niche, $1 out of every $5 spent on the mobile games market were to anime games last year

Today Data.ai has released a new report which says that mobile anime games amassed $17 billion in global consumer spending during 2021.

According to the analytics firm's State of Anime Gaming 2022 report, the figure represents a 6% year-over-year increase when compared to 2020.

Data.ai notes the distinction of an anime game based upon a title's art style.

"...isolating games with 'anime art style' as a feature, irrespective of game genre or subgenre - to get a complete market view of the intersection of game design and consumer behavior," it said.

The report went on to say that although niche, anime games made up $1 out of every $5 spent on mobile games across both app stores in 2021.

In terms of global market share, Japan led consumer revenue as it made 55% of anime game spending during 2021.

Additionally, Data.ai named the top ten highest grossing anime games by global consumer spending last year.

  1. Genshin Impact
  2. Pokémon Go
  3. Uma Musume Pretty Derby
  4. Fate/Grand Order
  5. Monster Strike
  6. Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle
  7. Puzzle and Dragons
  8. Dragon Quest Walk
  9. Arknights
  10. Dragon Ball Legends

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