Weekly global mobile games charts: Kabam’s Marvel Contest of Champions enjoys Western surge in player spending

Weekly global mobile games charts: Kabam’s Marvel Contest of Champions enjoys Western surge in player spending

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-grossing 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 19th to 25th.

US Charts

Kabam’s fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions launched back into the grossing charts, hitting the top spot on iOS while landing fifth on Google Play.

Elsewhere, Mojang’s Minecraft took the top spot on both iOS and Google Play in the download charts for paid titles.

The week also saw chart debuts for 2K’s NBA 2K19 and Dinosaur Polo’s Mini Metro at eighth and 10th respectively on the Google Play premium download charts.

UK and Ireland charts

Marvel Contest of Champions also enjoyed a resurgence in player sending in the UK and Ireland, where it ranked at seventh and eighth on the iOS and Google Play grossing charts respectively.

Sega's Football Manager 19 is also moved to the top of the Google Play paid charts and remains top of the iOS charts.

On the free-to-play downloads charts, meanwhile, Mad Box’s Strickman Hook moved to the top of the iOS charts and up to second on the Google Play charts.

China (iOS only)

It was a good week for debutants in China, with Tencent’s Soul Warrior taking the top spot in the free-to-play downloads charts and Xiamen Leiting’s Greedy Cave 2 taking the top spot in the premium download charts.

Elsewhere, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Rebellion debuted at fourth on the iOS free-to-play download charts, while Murong Games Tribal Warfare joined the iOS premium download charts at sixth.

Concerning chart movement, NetEase’s Survive and Westward Journey made it to third and fourth on the grossing chart respectively.

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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