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Monster Strike was the top grossing game worldwide for the third year in a row in 2017

Monster Strike was the top grossing game worldwide for the third year in a row in 2017

Mixi's Monster Strike was the top grossing game worldwide for the third year running, according to mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower.

In its round up of the top-performing apps and games of 2017, Sensor Tower found that Monster Strike was the top grossing game on Google Play and overall. Tencent's Honor of Kings was the top grossing game on iOS and the second-highest grossing game overall.

Netmarble's Lineage 2 Revolution was the only game launched in 2017 to appear in the overall grossing charts, placing eighth. It appeared in seventh on the Google Play grossing ranks, three places higher than NCSoft's Lineage M.

Keep surfin'

Kiloo's Subway Surfer took the top spot for overall downloads for the year, and for most downloads on Google Play. Honor of Kings once again took first place on the App Store download charts, while Voodoo's Snake vs Block snagged second.

As for the top publishers, Tencent took first place for revenues both on Google Play and overall. NetEase and Supercell, a developer owned by Tencent, took second and third place respectively on both charts.

Tencent also took first place for the most downloads as a game publisher, as well as third on the overall download chart. Gameloft took second place on the game publisher download charts, while EA took third.

Honor of Kings finally launched in the US under the name Arena of Valor in December 2017. If it can find a foothold in the Western market, it's likely we'll see the game appear in top download lists next year too.


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Ric is the Editor of PocketGamer.biz, having started out as a Staff Writer on the site back in 2015. He received an honourable mention in both the MCV and Develop 30 Under 30 lists in 2016 and refuses to let anyone forget about it.

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