Statista published the top mobile gaming apps for iPhone according to their daily revenue in August 2o2o.
Using data from “Think Gaming”, below you will find a summary table and chart showing the top gaming app earners (in USA).
Note that these statistics are for iPhone gaming apps and only for August 2020.
However, most of the gaming apps below are “usual suspects” with respect to daily earnings so the gaming apps shown are usually found in the “top earners” charts throughout the year.
|Gaming App||Revenue/day (USD)|
|Candy Crush Saga||1,892,318|
|PUBG MOBILE – Mad Miramar||1,451,219|
|Clash of Clans||432,853|
|Call of Duty – mobile||361,744|
|The Seven Deadly Sins||233,190|
Let’s have a look about each game below:
Table of Contents
1. Pokemon GO
Estimated Daily Revenue in Aug. 2020: $2,448,422
Pokemon GO is one of the most popular games on both iPhone and Android. It is an Augmented Reality (AR) based mobile game that was developed by Niantic, the creators of Ingress.
The game utilizes a freemium monetization model. Players are able to play the game without paying a thing.
However, they can purchase various items like balls, potions, remote raid passes, and more. These items are meant to not only expedite the leveling process but also to help players get more out of the game.
The game uses the phone’s GPS signal in real-time corresponding with scattered spawn points and Pokemon Gym’s in order to have Pokemon appear in the wild and allow players to interact with other players or raids.
Estimated Daily Revenue in Aug. 2020: $2,448,422
Roblox is another extremely popular game on the App Store. This game is actually available across a variety of systems and consoles.
In fact, in addition to mobile devices, it is currently available on the Xbox One, PC, and even VR headsets.
Because it has cross-platform support, you will be able to play with your friends anywhere. The game prides itself as the ultimate virtual universe that allows you to utilize our creativity and be anything you could want. You can even leverage the immersive world created by the Roblox community.
3. Candy Crush Saga
Estimated Daily Revenue in Aug. 2020: $1,892,318
Candy Crush has been popular for a long time. It was originally developed to be a Facebook game where it garnered a large user base and was later ported to mobile.
When you play the game, you are tasked with matching colors together. Throughout the gameplay, you will be tasked with avoiding obstacles/blockers along the way.
The core mechanic involves you switching two different candy positions in order to align (3) candies of the same color.
Once you do so, they will disappear and you will be tasked with continuing to do the same thing. You must meet each level’s objectives prior to running out of the set limit of moves available or until the timer runs out.
4. PUBG Mobile – Mad Miramar
Estimated Daily Revenue in Aug. 2020: $1,451,219
PUBG is one of the original battle royale games in the genre. It is a free-to-play game that makes money through microtransactions.
Players can choose from either a first-person shooting mode (FPS) or Third-Person shooting mode (TPS). Players can purchase gear to equip their characters and more.
It puts 100 different players in a lobby with one another in an intense survival scenario of ‘the last man standing.’
There is also an equally intense 4 v 4 deathmatch and zombie mode which can be very fun. The new Mad Miramar update brings an entirely new Miramar map with better graphics, brand new weapons, and a new season.
5. Coin Master
Estimated Daily Revenue in Aug. 2020: $992,546
Coin Master is a mobile game developed by Moon Active. It has cross-platform support with Facebook. It takes players through various lands in order to battle together to decide who is the best.
You spin a wheel and attack and raid other player’s fortunes. The objective is to win as many coins as possible to continue upgrading items to build up your village.
The game is monetized by offering items that can help advance a player’s game. There are other gameplay mechanics integrated into the game including a ‘Card Collection’ feature which tasks players with collecting and trading cards to complete sets.
Estimated Daily Revenue in Aug. 2020: $962,769
This is a free-to-play game that was developed and released by Playrix. The core mechanics of the game is a match-3 puzzle game.
Therefore, the player will be changing between two different elements in order to try to get three in a row. You will be able to utilize upgrades, power-ups, and more throughout the gameplay session.
The game is monetized by allowing a player to make in-app purchases in order to get the ability to retry the level and various other ways to enhance gameplay sessions.
7. Clash of Clans
Estimated Daily Revenue in Aug. 2020: $432,853
Clash of Clans is one of the most played games on any platform. It is another game that is based on the freemium model and it was both developed and published by Supercell.
The game places a player in a fantasy world where you are the chief of the village. You are then tasked with having to build up your own village utilizing the various resources that you have from attacking other players or buying them. It is a full online multiplayer game that allows you to join forces with other players to create clans.
Estimated Daily Revenue in Aug. 2020: $413,649
This is a game that tasks users with building their own garden. It features both storytelling elements and three of a kind matches throughout.
You are tasked with restoring your once beautiful garden into a beautiful garden once again. It was designed, developed, and published by Playrix.
It is free to play (with in-app purchases) and there is a specific goal that you are supposed to hit for each level. You can earn both stars and coins by achieving objectives and completing tasks and progressing throughout the story.
9. Call of Duty Mobile
Estimated Daily Revenue in Aug. 2020: $361,744
Call of Duty Mobile has come on strong since it was released. It was developed and published by Activision. It is a free-to-play game that is monetized through microtransactions allowing players to purchase in-game items.
It allows players to play the extremely popular console and PC game on-the-go on their iPhone mobile devices.
You are able to play on some of the more iconic maps and the various modes available. You can choose from deathmatch to 1v1 to the ever-so-popular 100 player battle royale mode.
10. Seven Deadly Sins
Estimated Daily Revenue in Aug. 2020: $233,190
This mobile game features a turn-based RPG gameplay design with a little bit of card game mechanics. Players will be tasked with going from battle to battle with a team of three different characters.
You will be facing different waves of enemies with a strategic combat system. You will be able to learn more skills as you upgrade your characters and leverage the card system to use special moves for even more power.
The game has a death match for player vs player (PvP) and it features 2 players cooperative content that you can play with a friend in real-time.
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