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Weekly global mobile game charts: Tencent’s Naruto Online makes a splash in the East

Weekly global mobile game charts: Tencent’s Naruto Online makes a splash in the East

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 12th to 18th.

US charts

King’s Candy Crush Saga has established itself as a top dog yet again, taking the top spot on both iOS and Google Play grossing charts. It took those spots off of Epic Games’ Fornite on iOS and Niantic’s Pokemon Go on Android.

Elsewhere, 101 Digital’s Swing Star moved to the top of the iOS free chart while Madbox’s Stickman Hook also jumped up to the top spot of the Android free chart.

Regarding new entries, Candy Writer’s BitLife debuted at number two in the iOS free chart while Robot Gentleman’s 60 Seconds debuted at sixth on the Android paid chart.

Great Britain and Ireland charts

The UK charts didn’t see a great deal of movement at the top end, but FunPlus did see Guns of Glory take third on the Android grossing rankings.

Elsewhere, Zhou Jiaping’s Escape Room moved up to second on Google Play’s free chart. Outfit7 also saw some movement with My Talking Tom 2, which climbed up to fourth on the iOS free chart.

Concerning new entries, Madbox’s Stickman Hook made its debut at fifth on the Google Play free charts and also saw the game move up to third on the iOS free charts. 2K’s WWE Supercard also appeared in the top grossing chart for Google Play in seventh.

China (iOS only)

It proved to be an excellent week for Anime tie-ins over in the Chinese iOS charts, with Tencent’s Naruto Online debuting at second on the iOS free download rankings and third on the top grossing list.

Elsewhere, Kunlun Group’s anime tie-in Bleach: Soul Awakening debuted at fifth in the free chart on iOS. Guangzhou Aijuyou’s One Piece 3D also crept into the top grossing rankings in 10th spot.

Elsewhere, Norwegian-based games developer Sarepta Studio saw it’s historically influenced game My Child Lebensborn debut at fifth in the paid chart.

Speaking to PocketGamer.Biz earlier this year, one of the game's creators, Teknopilot’s co-founder Elin Festøy, said they were inspired to tell the story of Lebensborn children on mobile.

According to Festøy, had it been done as a documentary the visual impact of the subjects being children would have been lost as they would’ve appeared as adults.

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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