NCSoft's Lineage M was the third-highest grossing game worldwide in July 2017 despite having only been launched for one month in South Korea.
This is based on SuperData Research's monthly Worldwide Digital Games Market report, which has studied the top grossing games of July 2017.
Lineage M was first launched on June 21st, meaning this result does not include its first week of sales. It is reported to have generated over $9.6 million on its opening day alone.
The usual suspects
The top ten grossing games for the month were:
- Honor of Kings
- Fantasy Westward Journey
- Lineage M
- Dragon Chronicles
- Monster Strike
- Clash of Clans
- Pokemon GO
- Clash Royale
- Candy Crush Saga
- Ghost Story by Netease
Niantic's Pokemon GO enjoyed its strongest month of 2017 with revenues growing month-on-month. However, it failed to reach the same heights as its July 2016 performance when it first launched.
Dragon Chronicles holds onto its position a month after it first joined the list at fourth, while Netease sees its game Ghost Story sneak into 10th place. Predictably, with the success of Lineage M, Netmarble's Lineage 2 Revolution failed to make an appearance.
Lineage M has visibily started hurting Lineage 2 Revolution's sales, which led to a decrease in royalties generated from the game. That said, the developer's mobile sales have also leapt up by 300% thanks to its mobile take on the Lineage IP.