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Weekly global mobile game charts: Pokemon Go enjoys grossing spike in the West following Pokemon Let's Go launch

Weekly global mobile game charts: Pokemon Go enjoys grossing spike in the West following Pokemon Let's Go launch

To give our readers better insight into the global mobile games industry, we’ve teamed up with market data firm Sensor Tower to bring you exclusive weekly charts from key countries.

These rank games by free downloads, paid downloads and the top grossers across the App Store and Google Play. Each week we’ll be covering the US, Great Britain and Ireland, and China (iOS only) markets.

This week's charts cover the period from November 5th to 11th.

US Charts

Buoyed by the release of its Nintendo Switch tie-in, Pokemon Go managed to nab top spot on the Google Play top grossing chart, with King’s Candy Crush Saga falling to second as a result. On the iOS side of things, Niantic's hit AR game hopped from ninth to sixth.

It was a solid week for new entries too, with Chou’s Stickman Hook debuting at second on Google Play's free downloads chart, while moving up to second on iOS. Outfit7’s My Talking Tom 2 also talked its way into debuts at fourth on the iOS and ninth on Android.

Elsewhere, Epic Games’ Fornite made its way back to the summit of the top grossing rankings on iOS, while MZ’s Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire re-joined the top grossers in 10th place. MZ’s MMO-strategy title also moved up to fifth on Android.

Great Britain and Ireland charts

Niantic’s Pokemon Go also enjoyed some moved overseas in the UK and jumped up from ninth to seventh on the iOS grossing chart. It remained at number two on Android, however.

There weren’t many new entries this week, but Voodoo’s Fire Balls 3D stormed the Android free-to-play rankings to hit first place, which means it now holds the top spot on both iOS and Android.

Outfit7’s My Talking Tom 2 also introduced itself with aplomb, landing at eighth and sixth on the iOS and Android free download charts respectively.

China Charts

The free download charts in China saw a lot of positive movement for the week starting November 5th. Tencent’s PUBG Mobile crept back up into second while Voodoo’s Fire Balls 3D moved up to fourth.

Among the new entries, NetEase’s Survive landed in the fourth spot in the grossing rankings a week after debuting in the top place for the free download chart.

Tencent’s China Paladin 4 debuted at third on the free download rankings, while Outfit7’s My Talking Tom 2 introduced itself in sixth.

MiHoYo’s Honkai Impact 3rd also made its first appearance in the grossing chart, coming in at fifth. Speaking to PocketGamer.Biz previously, MiHiYo president Forrest Wei Liu explained that it was looking to push the IP by making it appeal to traditional Japanese ACG (Anime, Comics, Games) culture.

Tencent's Command & Conquer: Red Alert Online fell out of the top 10 downloads, and dropped to eighth in the top grossing rankings.

A number of the world's top mobile games companies featured in these charts, including King, will be at Pocket Gamer Connects London on January 21st to 22nd 2019.

Staff Writer

Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.

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