Honor of Kings Revenue and Usage Statistics (2024)

What is Honor of Kings?

Developed by TiMi Studios and published by Tencent in 2015, Honor of Kings is a multiplayer online battle arena for iOS and Android for the Chinese market. Previously named as League of Kings, Honor of Kings has become the highest grossing mobile game globally in 2021.

  • Honor of Kings Release Date: November 26, 2015
  • Developer: TiMi Studios
  • Publisher: Tencent

What is Arena of Valor?

Arena of Valor, its international adaptation, was released in October 2016 with the same game engine and UI but with altered heroes for the Western audience. 

Honor of Kings Revenue Statistics

  • Honor of Kings became the highest-grossing mobile game in 2023, generating an estimated $1.48 billion.
  • Honor of Kings ranked #1 in consumer spending in the first quarter of 2023, followed by Candy Crush Saga and Genshin Impact.
  • In April 2022, Honor of Kings generated $274.5 million in player spending, up 6.2% from April 2021. (Sensor Tower)
  • In Q1 2022, Tencent’s Honor of Kings was the highest grossing mobile game, generating $735.4 million in consumer spending across the App Store and Google Play.
  • In February 2022, Honor of Kings generated $225 million in global player spending, with about 95.2 percent of total revenue coming from China. 
  • As of the beginning of 2022, Honor of Kings has become the highest earning mobile game globally across the App Store and Google Play, surpassing $10 billion in total player spending. (Sensor Tower)
  • In 2021, the popular title generated $2.8 billion in global consumer spending, up 14.7% year-over-year.
YearHonor of Kings Revenue
2016$1.61 billion
2017 – 2018$4.91 billion
2019$1.5 billion
2020$2.56 billion
2021$2.8 billion
2022$2.23 billion
2023$1.48 billion

Honor of Kings Usage Statistics

  • In 2022, Honor of Kings generated around 25.15 million downloads worldwide, making it one of the most popular mobile games in the world. (Statista)
  • Honor of Kings’ international adaptation Arena of Valor reached 15.7 million average monthly players in February 2022. (Activeplayer.io)
  • In January 2022, the Honor of Kings was the leading free game app in China with about 3.14 million downloads. (Statista)
  • Honor of Kings recorded around 28.5 million downloads across the App Store and Google Play worldwide in 2021. (Statista)
  • As of November 2020, Honor of Kings crossed 100 million daily active users. (Techcrunch)

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