Despite the ban in India, these apps have done wonders
A recent report by an analytics firm reveals that the popular battle royale PUBG Mobile app was the highest-grossing game in total revenue, while video sharing service TikTok was the highest-grossing app in total revenue as well as on the Apple App Store. Was.
Popular video-sharing service TikTok and battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (or PUBG Mobile) are the highest-grossing apps and games in the world for Q3 2021, respectively, according to data published by analytics firm Sensor Tower in its latest report. Spending on apps has increased year-on-year, and these apps have seen revenue growth in Q3. It is worth noting that both TikTok and PUBG Mobile are banned in the country, along with several other apps that were removed from the Play Store and Apple App Store in the country last year due to security concerns.
According to a report by Sensor Tower, which tracked spending across apps in the third quarter, TikTok saw a 41 percent year-on-year growth in the quarter, while PUBG Mobile grew 11 percent year-on-year. However, the spending on premium apps, subscriptions and in-app purchases doesn’t end here. The Google Play Store and Apple App Store together saw spending grow 15 percent year-on-year to $33.6 billion. According to the report, both the App Store (13.2 percent) and the Play Store (18.6 percent) saw an increase in spending, although spending on iOS was more than $21.5 billion, compared to Android at $12.1 billion.
While TikTok was the highest-grossing app in the App Store by revenue as well, Google One was the top app on the Play Store for the third quarter of 2021. The top 10 apps for total revenue include Piccoma manga reader, YouTube, Google One, Disney+, Tinder, Tencent Video, iQIYI, Line Manga and HBO Max. However, TikTok also remained the most downloaded app in the third quarter, beating apps like Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
Meanwhile for gaming, PUBG Mobile was the highest grossing game for the total revenue with a jump of 11 per cent. This made the game beat rivals Genshin Impact, Honor of Kings, Roblox and Pokemon Go. It is worth noting that Censor Tower also includes downloads and earnings from Game for Peace, which is the Chinese authorized version of PUBG Mobile with modifications to local laws. However, game downloads were lower in this quarter compared to the previous year period, and according to the report, games like My Talking Angela 2, Subway Surfers Count Masters and Garena Free Fire were the most downloaded games in the third quarter of 2021.
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