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Mobile games pull in $41bn globally during H1 2023

The period also saw Google Play game downloads making up 26 billion of the 30 billion total

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During the first half of 2023, global mobile game consumer spending reached $41 billion, according to data.ai's latest report.

The analyst firm highlights that May saw game revenue hit $94 million worldwide. The highest the month has seen since 2020.

Regarding digital store breakdown, game spending on iOS remained flat year-on-year for the H1 period at $24.6 billion worldwide.

The Google Play store's spending reached $16.3 billion, by comparison H1 2022 amassed $16.6 billion.

The top-earning mobile games during the first half of the year saw the usual suspects:

  • Honor of Kings (Tencent)
  • Candy Crush Saga (King)
  • Roblox (Roblox)
  • Coin Master (Moon Active)
  • Genshin Impact (MiHoYo)

Additionally, game downloads reached 30.4 billion worldwide during the six months. The Google Play store made up the bulk of game downloads at 26.1 billion, whereas iOS saw 4.3 billion.

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Jeffrey Rousseau joined GamesIndustry.biz in March 2021. Based in Florida, his work focused on the intersectionality of games and media. He enjoys reading, podcasts, staying informed, and learning how people are tackling issues.