LOS ANGELES: Tencent’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title Honor Of Kings grossed nearly US$2bil (RM8.20bil) in 2018, making it the highest grossing mobile game of the year, according to market intelligence company Sensor Tower.
The game made more than US$1.93bil (RM7.91bil) in 2018, not including revenue from third-party Android stores in China and elsewhere, Sensor Tower said. That’s a 20% increase in player spending compared to the US$1.61bil (RM6.60bil) it earned in 2017. Honor Of Kings made nearly US$5.3mil (RM21.74mil) per day last year, with about 95% of that spending coming from iOS users in China. Other international versions of the game accounted for only 1.7% of revenue, while the US accounted for less than one percent.