King's Candy Crush Soda Saga made a grand return to the global mobile games chart for top grossing titles after a spell away.
The game has hopped into ninth place in market research firm SuperData's monthly Worldwide Digital Games Market report for January 2018.
It's a surprise given the original Candy Crush Saga was named the fourth highest grossing game for the month. While the Candy Crush sequels Soda Saga and Jelly Saga have proven highly lucrative, their success hasn't previously been on the level of the original hit.
But King's focus on live operations and events over the past year has helped propel its aging games up revenue the charts once more, making them seemingly as lucrative as ever.
The top 10 highest grossing games worldwide in January 2018 were:
1. Honor of Kings
2. Monster Strike
3. Fate/Grand Order
4. Candy Crush Saga
5. Fantasy Westward Journey
6. Clash Royale
7. Lineage M
8. Clash of Clans
9. Candy Crush Soda Saga
10. Pokemon Go
Tencent's smash hit MOBA Honor of Kings has managed to prolong its reign as the leader of the charts, which it topped in December, while Pokémon GO has slipped down one place after a recent resurgence.