Honor of Kings is the highest-grossing mobile game of the first half of 2017, according to SuperData Research.
The firm has released its "Trends and Insights on Games and Interactive Media" report, which studied the best performing games of the year from the start of 2017 until June 30th.
The top ten grossing games worldwide for the year so far are:
- Honor of Kings
- Fantasy Westward Journey
- Monster Strike
- Clash Royale
- Clash of Clans
- Game of War: Fire Age
- Lineage 2 Revolution
- Mobile Strike
- Fate/Grand Order
The list may not come as a total surprise, though there are some notable entries and omissions. Niantic's Pokemon GO is nowhere to be seen, for example, despite having only dropped out of SuperData's own monthly top grossing ranks in May 2017.
Onmyoji, meanwhile, appeared once in January 2017 and then dropped out in the following months. Fantasy Westward Journey's position is also remarkably high, given that SuperData's reports have shown its position to fluctuate wildly throughout the year.
Whatever the case, there's no doubt that Honor of Kings is the top performing game of the year. SuperData believes it generated $150 million in June 2017 alone, and its set to make even more when it launches worldwide under the new name Arena of Valor.
A number of the games featured on SuperData's list have cracked $1 billion in lifetime revenues - you can see which in our list of games which have hit the milestone.