GameRefinery shares a new report assessing the mobile game market in 2022.
The report includes last month’s updates for the mobile game markets, where the most dynamic markets are the US, China and Japan. The company started the analysis by mentioning many popular titles introduced such as Hearthstone, Diablo Immortal, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Merge Mansion, Fishing Clash and Three Kingdom Tactics.
GameRefinery claims the game publisher’s monetization technique is related to the App Store price increase in the euro area and the Asia region. The company shared a research summary and moved on to an overview of the US gaming market.
Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle topped the charts in the US on the iOS platform. According to the analysis, Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle released the latest update that helped win the top spot on the iOS platform in the US market. League of Legends: Wild Rift added a 1v1 mode, along with new in-battle currency and shops.
While the game Diablo Immortal has also doubled downloads thanks to the Forgotten Nightmare update, as this update brings a new season, the first major items, events and dungeons since its launch in June. Games like Garena Free Fire, Project Makeover, Marvel: Contest of Champions, and Lily’s Garden have also introduced many new updates, improvements, and features.
Candy Crush Saga celebrates its 10th anniversary, while Guns of Glory: Conquer Empires, Rise of Kingdoms, and State of Survival pass the 5, 4, and 3 year milestones, respectively. All three games host various birthday events. Dragon City Mobile has partnered with The Walking Dead for dragon-themed depictions of the show’s characters.
Solitaire Grand Harvest’s musical collaborations matched Jane Seymour for an album event, and Roblox teaming with The Chainsmokers for in-game tracks was a highlight. According to the report, Cookie Run: Kingdom announced a collaboration with BTS that will take place next month.
The report states that the US market has more new mobile games entering the top 200, which are One Punch Man – The Strongest (99), Triple Match 3D (150), Infinite Magicraid (126), Wolf Game: Wild Kingdom (147). ) and The Legend of Neverland (148).
League of Legends: Wild Rift has grown almost 10 times in the Chinese market. GameRefinery shared that thanks to the latest update that includes a monetization gacha and a new 1v1 mode, League of Legends: Wild Rift sales in China have increased nearly 10 times.
Three Kingdoms Tactics added a new type of battle, while NetEase’s Fantasy Westward Journey introduced a new dungeon mode for advanced players, new events, and new limited-time characters.
PUBG’s Chinese version of Game for Peace features a character-based and space-themed mode as part of its partnership with the China Space Flight Program. Call of Duty Mobile has partnered with Ghost in the Shell IP to add some design features in the game. Onmyoji also holds an event with different modes, and a new shop.
According to the analysis, many new games in mainland China entered the top 200 such as One Punch Man – The Strongest at number 50 and Annulus, along with Ants: The Underground Kingdom, both ranked in the top 100.
The Japanese market featured Legend of Slime (131), 之 王 (70), Mori no Fantasy: The Legend of the World Tree (20) and Last Fort: Survival (100).