Since 2017, RPG mobile games have been the highest grossing genre in the world for 6 consecutive years.
From Q1 to Q3 2022, global RPG mobile game revenue exceeded $15.6 billion, but as the impact of the pandemic waned, revenue fell 13.4 percent year-over-year.
This report will introduce the important position of mobile RPG games in the global mobile games market, analyze mobile RPG game downloads and revenue trends, revenue changes in different markets and performance of top publishers and RPG mobile games.
RPG mobile games are still the highest-grossing game genre in the world, according to Sensor Tower. Thanks to innovative gameplay mechanics and various monetization models, RPG mobile games have always been the genre with the highest user deposits in the world. In the first three quarters of 2022, global RPG mobile game revenue reached USD 15.6 billion, accounting for 27% of total global mobile game revenue.
Global revenue of RPG mobile games will increase slightly by 4.8% to $23.8 billion in 2021. However, due to the impact of the pandemic, the mobile game market is gradually decreasing, and the global revenue of games. mobile RPG in the first three years of this year’s quarter fell by 13.4% year-on-year.
The most popular RPG mobile game in Japan, China and Korea. In terms of game revenue, Japan, China, and South Korea are the most popular markets for RPG mobile games, contributing $5.57 billion, $3.1 billion, respectively. and $2.35 billion in the first three quarters of 2022, representing 71% of the world’s RPG mobile game revenue. Among them, the revenue in the Japanese market is the highest and continues to maintain a revenue ratio of about 35%; The revenue ratio of RPG mobile games in the Chinese market decreases from 23% in 2020 to 20% in 2020. 2022.
Among the various mobile RPG sub-genres, MMORPGs, team RPGs and puzzle RPGs have the strongest recharge potential. By 2022, these three subcategories contribute 80% of the total revenue of RPG mobile games. Among them, Lineage W, Sai Ma Nuong and Monster Strike are the highest grossing mobile games.
IP gaming is an important part of the world famous RPG mobile game world. As of 2020, the majority of the top 10 global RPG mobile game revenue rankings are IP mobile games. Among them, the RPG mobile game Sai Ma Nuong – CyberAgent launched, taking the No. 1 position in global RPG mobile game revenue for the first three quarters of 2021 and 2022.