AppAnnie April Report: King’s Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

Mobile game data recently released its April 2020 Mobile game index report. The second-time Mobile game “Princess Connect Re: Dive”, which is represented by B station, became the biggest hit of the year, bringing Station B’s revenue nearly four-fold month-on-month, eight places higher in the distributor’s revenue list, and returning to the top 10.

It’s worth noting that “Glory of kings” has regained the title of the world’s total revenue champion and the winner of the iOS revenue list in China. Sensor Tower revealed that with the start of the S19 season and the launch of new heroes, new skins and other content, the game’s revenue rose 43% month-on-month in April, and led to a 9% month-on-month increase in Tencent’s gaming revenue.

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

Free list, ultra-casual games seem to have reached a new inflection point, the past global free list of the top 10 more than 7 ultra-casual games, the number of super-casual games in multiple markets Top 10 have slipped to 5 positions or even below, such as in April the world’s top 10 free iOS list only occupied half of the position. AppLovin’s “Saving Little Sisters” was a success, becoming the world’s top download leader, and ironSource, another buy-out platform, has also started to launch ultra-casual games, and has done well overseas.

This article is from AppAnnie (excluding third-party Android store data) and is read by GameLook:

April China iOS list: “Glory of the King” returns to the top of the list, “Princess ConnectRe: Dive” sixth

In terms of the chart change, the most notable is “Princess Connect Re:Dive,” which quickly entered china’s iOS download list and top 10 earnings list after the Chinese release on April 17, and set a new weekly record for downloads and revenue since the launch of the previous version in early 2018.

The results helped Chinese publisher, Station B, post a staggering increase in revenue, with revenue up 378 percent month-on-month in April, according to Sensor Tower, and china’s iOS publisher’s revenue list rising eight places to fifth place.

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

iOS China Publishers Top 10: Tencent, NetEase, Lingsu Entertainment, Lilith, B Station, Perfect World, Friendship Time, Multi-Benefit Network, 37 Mutual Entertainment and Tour.

After more than two months of fierce competition, “Glory of the Kings” in April to regain the income ranking, with the opening of the new season and the new hero mirror of the mysterious crisis, the launch of a new skin, the release of more than four years of mobAMobile game growth, coupled with the May 55 black festival, GameLook is expected to “King’s Glory” in next month’s index report will still have excellent performance.

With the exception of Princess Connect Re: Dive and King’s Glory, China’s iOS earnings list was not much changed in April, with nine of the top 10 old faces.

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

The top 10 mobile game revenue list for iOS China is: “King’s Glory,” “Peace Elite,” “Three Kingdoms”, “Dream West Tour,” “Sword and Expedition,” “Princess Connection Re:,” “The Land side,” “Yin and Yang Division,” “Laughing Aojiang Lake” and “Shenwu 4.”

Free on the list, ultra-casual games occupy the top ten 4 positions, and it is worth noting that domestic manufacturers of the “show rate” is getting higher and higher, such as the palm of the world’s “Master of the Sword”, Yi Jing issued “Billion Life”, and micro-film release of “The Evolution of The Greedy Snake” have a very significant growth, AppLovin issued “Saving the Little Sister” is the only “outsider.”

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

From the play point of view, the simple core play is still the mainstream of ultra-casual games, such as the creation of sword play “sword master”, the body play “snake-eating evolution” and the conciliatory play of the “saving the little sister” are good examples. In addition, ultra-casual games in addition to advertising cash, more and more products began to “let players make money” concept, are by allowing players to watch a large number of ads to earn pocket money, such as the previous “sunshine pig farm”, “love to eliminate”, “millions of lives” and “greedy snake evolution” have begun to try this way.

iOS Global Mobile Game List: “Glory of kings” first, Roblox 3, Fortnite 8

Ultra-casual Mobile game has seen a slight decline in its position on the global iOS free list, with AppLovin’s Save the Little Sister scored the world’s top download winner. Competition for ultra-casual gaming tracks remains fierce, with the exception of AppLovin and Playgendary, with several publishers who have previously fallen from the charts, such as Good Job Games and SayGames.

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

top 10 of iOS’s global publisher revenue list: Tencent, NetEase, Playrix, Activision Blizzard, Supercell, Playtika, Wandai Nan dream palace, Netmarble, Zynga and Aristocrat.

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

Notably, the Turkish company Rollic’s Go Knots 3D jumped to second place on the free list in the month it was released, and the game’s play is still very simple, with players simply putting all the different colored chains on the posts to avoid being tangled. AppLovin’s other game, Super Salon, is another new game to enter the free-to-air Top 10.

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

“Trump’s Tangled” Play

According to GameLook, Rollic has released 14 ultra-casual games, including Picker 3D, Water Shoot y and Pixel Shot 3D, all of which have made it to top10.

The world’s iOS revenue list has changed less, with Epic Games’ Fortnite (up eight places back in the top 10), mixi’s flagship game, Monster Marble, up four places back into the top 10, and no more than five locations.

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

iOS’s top 10 global Mobile game revenue series: “King’s Glory,” “Peace Elite,” “Roblox,” “PUBG MOBILE,” “Three Kingdoms,” “Candy Legends,” “Dream Garden,” “Fortnite,” “Monster Marbles” and “Dream home.”

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

AppAnnie says the impact of the outbreak on the world remains clear, as in india, where ludo King’s free-to-air list has quickly risen 17 places to third place in the global composite download list due to home isolation, and The Gold Master’s revenue has soared to fourth place in the global consolidated income list.

Headlines are ultra-casual games in the U.S. breaking out, another buying platform “going to sea”

From the global list of regions, ultra-casual games in the free list of the top of the decline, such as the United States free list Top 10 free list only 5 games belong to this category, and there are competitors from China, such as the headline Byte Dance’s “Is the Agent on the 100” on the same month to get the United States free list of the fifth place, but also successfully entered the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other markets in the top 10.

On the free list, the competition in the field of ultra-casual games is still fierce, in addition to the list turnover, another more obvious situation is that more and more buying platforms began to “go to sea”, such as ironSource in South Korea has achieved more obvious success, the company issued “Join Clash 3D” in the first month of the South Korean list of free list of the fifth place.

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

The top 10 u.S. mobile game revenue in April were: Roblox, Candy Legends, Gold Masters, Dreamgarden, Dreamhome, Slotomania, Fortnite, PUBG MOBILE, Clash of Tribes and Pokemon Go.

“Roblox” revenue growth in the U.S., in April successfully increased two double-top revenue, as a nearly 10-year-old Mobile game, the pixel wind game platform is still growing.

“Place the Girl” Japan income list 9, “Dragon Fantasy” free list of the third

Globally, Japan’s free list is one of the least popular markets for ultra-casual Mobile games, and it ranks low, with only Brain Test, Rescue Cut and Push’em all shortlisted for Top 10.

In terms of revenue, domestic Mobile game performance in the Japanese market is still strong, in addition to NetEase’s “Wild Action” (fifth place), there is a love interactive release of the second binary Mobile game “Place girls” has achieved significant growth, successfully entered japan’s comprehensive income list of the top 10.

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

In April, Japan’s top 10 overall income list was: Monster Marbles, FGO, Brave Dragon Walk, Ghost Bust, Wilderness Action, Spirit of the Ball A, Pokemon Go, Dragon Ball Z Fight, Place Girl and FFBE Phantom War.

On the free list, Zulong game development, Tencent game agent’s open world MMOMobile game “Dragon Fantasy” Japanese version of the launch of the continued success, become Japan’s comprehensive download list of the third place.

South Korea’s income list under siege: Lilith’s two games stabilize top five

As the closest market to the Chinese market, South Korea has been the domestic Mobile game out of the “first choice”, from the results, Chinese publishers have also achieved relatively good results, such as in the free list, Tencent issued “Teamfight Tactics” is currently in second place in the Korean free list, Byte Dance issued “Agent on the 100th floor” in the first month to get the third free list, wind-eye technology”” Stay edging out seventh on the free list.

In terms of revenue, domestic Mobile game has made great strides, such as Lilith’s two games Sword and Expedition and The Awakening, which maintained Third and Fourth place in South Korea’s revenue list, behind south Korea’s two “national games” “Paradise” series. In addition, the 4399 release of “Crasher: Origin” was very successful, maintaining the seventh place in the country’s income list.

AppAnnie April Report: King's Glory Regains Champion, Princess ConnectionS Blasts

South Korea Mobile game top 10 is: Paradise 2M, Paradise M, Sword and Expedition, Awakening of nations, A3, V4, Crasher: Origin, Sword Ling: Revolution, Heaven 2 Revolution and Random Dice.