INTERNATIONAL_ Action games are still a popular game series, and the number of recharges for products of the genre is still increasing steadily.
As reported by SensorTower, action games are the fastest growing genre, with player spend increasing 68.9% year over year to $966.8 million. The largest action subgroup in terms of player spending was Open World Adventure, which generated over $418.3 million, a 3.5x increase from the start of the year.
This is almost entirely driven by the #1 grossing game, Genshin Impact from miHoYo, the role-playing game that has accumulated US$406.3 million in 2021.
The No. 2 action game title with the highest grossing on the chart is Marvel Contest of Champions from Kabam, while Dragon Ball Legends from Bandai Namco comes in 3rd. Revenue growth from mobile game genre of The US from 2020 to 2021 is at a positive level.
The second fastest-growing category by revenue in 2021 is hyper-casual, growing about 43% year-on-year to over $111 million. Tabletop games ranked third in terms of growth, with player spending increasing 35.4% year-on-year to $772.5 million.
Puzzle is the game segment with the largest spending in 2021, generating $5.1 billion. Next was the casino, which brought in $4.8 billion and strategy, which took in $4.3 billion.
The report also said that the sports games segment had the lowest decline, with installs falling 2.5% year-on-year. In 2021 to 141.2 million dollars.
The sports games sub-category also saw a decline in downloads, down about 8% year-on-year to about 79.5 million installs. The #1 sports game with the biggest downloads is 8 Ball Pool from Miniclip with 10.5 million installs, followed by Retro Bowl from New Star Games at #2 and Madden NFL 22 from EA at #2. 3.
Meanwhile, the strategy game strategy decreased downloads year-on-year, down 3.8% year-on-year to 135.8 million.
Overall, mobile game installs in the US fell 9.5% to 4.9 billion year-on-year in 2021, unable to keep up with 2020’s outsized gains, while US spending players increased 13.7 percent to $25.4 billion.