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Knives Out out-earns both PUBG Mobile and Fortnite in November revenue results

Knives Out out-earns both PUBG Mobile and Fortnite in November revenue results

NetEase battle royale Knives Out out-earned both PUBG Mobile and Fortnite in worldwide revenue earned this November.

Sensor Tower’s wrap up of the charts for last month (below) reports that the PUBG “inspired” battle royale earned $52 million over November. That figure brings it into the top 10 for worldwide revenue earned for the first time at ninth.

93 per cent of that revenue came from players in Japan. In total Knives Out has now grossed over $445 million to date.

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Despite that title’s own overwhelming success, this news may sting for PUBG Corp. The company has previously attempted to sue NetEase and force both Knives Out and Rules of Survival off app stores, under accusations of cloning.

Elsewhere, Mixi’s Monster Strike was the top grossing game worldwide and the top performer on Google Play. Tencent’s Honor of Kings took the top spot on the App Store.

The most downloaded game overall on Google Play for November 2018 was My Talking Tom 2, with Fire Balls 3D by Voodoo taking reaching the summit on iOS.

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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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