Apps with the Highest Revenue
TOP TEN APPS; THEIR PROFIT PER MONTH.
Here are the monthly revenue estimates of what some of the top grossing apps on the Apple App Store and the Google Play App Store are making.
10. MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS (IOS)
The Marvel franchise is a juggernaut and Kabam has figured out how to cash in on it.
This one app has made an estimated $2.09 million in September and is going strong.
It is interesting to note that the downloads don't necessarily correlate with the revenue, so you should definitely dig deeper to understand why that is. By looking at the revenue distribution of this app, they naturally make most of their money in the US, but they also make a significant percentage of their income from the Russian Federation and Japan.
This could give you a big clue as to which countries to localize for next.
9. SLOTOMANIA CASINO – LAS VEGAS FREE SLOT MACHINE GAMES (IOS)
Gambling games are hot, and probably will continue to be, long into the future. Players love the excitement and we can see it in the estimated download and revenue numbers of Slotomainia.
A little under $2 million a month is awesome and if you want to launch a slots game, you need to figure out what Playtika is doing.
8. BOOM BEACH (IOS)
I'll get to Boom Beach's better-known cousin in a bit, but Boom Beach is a huge hit in its own right. With estimated downloads and revenue steadily rising, Supercell won't have to worry about keeping the lights on…at least for awhile.
So now that you know that Boom Beach makes an estimated $2.07 million a month.
7.CANDY CRUSH SODA SAGA (IOS)
Talk about top tier reskinning! Candy Crush Saga was the first huge hit for King, so what is the smart thing to do?
Reskin it, of course! This app is a beast at $2.87 million, in monthly revenue.
Not a whole lot more to say here. Find a successful model and keep doing it.
6. MADDEN NFL MOBILE (IOS)
A lot of people don't know this, but Madden NFL started on the Commodore 64, in 1988. It was originally called John Madden Football and has since grown to be the premier American Football game on consoles.
Judging by these numbers, they have been able to recreate the same success on mobile.
An estimated $1.2M per month isn't bad and it looks like the numbers are rising fast.
5. CANDY CRUSH SAGA (GOOGLE PLAY)
Now we get to one of the OG mega games, Candy Crush. King has made a killing with this relatively simple game.
So how much do you think they make a month? About $5.6M.
4. MOBILE STRIKE (IOS)
Mobile Strike was released worldwide on 11/11/2015 and it has been a huge success. As you can see from the charts, Epic War did a soft launch in countries like Australia and Canada, in July.
Their iOS app makes about double the Android counterpart. Since this is a fairly new game, it can be useful to go back through their update history and app reviews and find out what they tested and improved before going worldwide.
3. GAME OF WAR – FIRE AGE (IOS)
Now we get into next level stuff, apps that make $10+ million. Game of War is a BEAST and brings in $11 million a month .
That is a lot of tacos and Coronas.
2. SPOTIFY MUSIC (IOS)
Do you use Spotify? At an estimated $7.71 million a month, it is a good sign that streaming music is alive and well. If you are curious, Pandora's app only makes about $1.02 million a month, on iOS.
Since Spotify has about 30M songs available (comparable to Apple Music), it's no wonder they are making more money.
1. CLASH OF CLANS (IOS)
Now we get to the Top of the gross profit making apps, it makes more than Game of War.
Yes! It does make more than Game of War, by a small margin, with a monthly profit of about $12.4M.
If you make games, you must study apps like Clash of Clans and Boom Beach. How do they retain players? What countries are they popular in?
You can learn a ton by playing this game.