800+ mobile games now make over $1 million every month

810 mobile games made more than $1 million and 7 of them generated over $100 million from consumer spending every month in the first half of 2021, according to App Annie’s new 2021 Mobile Gaming Tear Down report. 

Players spent over $1.7 billion in mobile games across Play Store and App Store every week in H1. This is up 40% compared to the pre-pandemic period.

App Annie forecasts that mobile games will surpass $120 billion in consumer spend by the end of this year while home console games are expected to generate only $39 billion. 

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The company previously reported that 1 billion mobile games were downloaded every week in Q1 2021. The trend continued in the second quarter without slowing down even though many countries have now lifted lockdowns.

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In addition, the company also found that weekly hours spent in mobile games surpassed 5 billion hours in H1 2021. That’s up 35% from pre-pandemic levels.

Written by Jordan Bevan

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