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Data.ai: Global mobile game revenue dipped 5% to $110bn in 2022

Honor of Kings, Genshin Impact, and Candy Crush Saga were the top three highest-earning mobile titles

A new report from Data.ai says that mobile consumer game spending hit $110 billion in 2022.

The figure represents a decrease of 5% year-over-year, according to the State of Mobile 2023 report.

Regarding mobile game spending, China led with $42.4 billion in player spending.

The other top markets in mobile game revenue are below:

  • US - $24.02 billion
  • Japan - $13.1 billion
  • South Korea - $5.28 billion
  • Germany - $2.47 billion

Although consumer spending saw a dip in the market, mobile game downloads grew 8% to 90 billion worldwide. Hypercasual games lead downloads with 17.5 billion downloads.

China had the lion's share of mobile game downloads at 31.43 billion.

The other top mobile downloads by country in 2022:

  • India - 9.65 billion
  • Brazil - 4.62 billion
  • US - 4.57 billion
  • Indonesia - 3.45 billion

In terms of game genre, RPGs such as Genshin Impact lead player spending as it amassed $25.5 billion worldwide.

The other top-performing genres by revenue are as follows:

  • Strategy - $12.1 billion
  • Match genre - $8.7 billion
  • Casino - $8.3 billion

The report also notes that in 2022, Honor of Kings, Genshin Impact, and Candy Crush Saga were the top three mobile titles by consumer spending globally.

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