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PUBG Mobile made over $226 million in May

Sensor Tower: Tencent's mobile release is still the highest grossing mobile title for the month

PUBG Mobile made over $226 million in revenue last month, up 41% year-over-year and making it the top mobile game worldwide by revenue for the month.

According to Sensor Tower, it was followed by Honor of Kings, which made over $226 million -- up 42% year-over-year.

95% of Honor of Kings' revenue and 53% of PUBG Mobile's revenue came from China.

The top five mobile games -- which also included Roblox, Monster Strike, and Coin Master -- all held their positions from the previous month in terms of revenue.

Appearing in the top 10 for the first time at No.6 was Three Kingdoms Strategic, a title from Alibaba that brought in $85.4 million last month and is nearing the $500 million mark for lifetime revenue while only available in China.

At No.7, Pokemon Go saw its best month since September of last year when it made $126 million off the game's summer Team Rocket events.

For May, Pokemon Go brought in $82.2 million -- up 45% year-over-year.

At No. 8, Playrix's Gardenscapes dropped to No.8 following its best month ever in April.

Image Credit: Sensor Tower
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