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Analyst Bulletin: Mobile Game Market Review June 2021

The newest Analyst Bulletin is out! Here are June’s top update picks from the US, China, and Japan’s mobile game markets that our analysts thought you should know. This time the monthly highlights include Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th-anniversary celebrations that are taking the familiar characters to visit several popular mobile game titles, RuneScape’s arrival on […]

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RPG Genre Snapshot Report: June 2021

RPGs are a staple of gaming stemming from the very first text-based adventures. On mobile, they remain one of the largest genres with around 14% market share (US iOS). Hits like Raid: Shadow Legends, Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, and Marvel Strike Force continue to top the charts. But compared to our previous RPG snapshot […]

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7 Tips to Create and Improve Battle Pass

51% of the games in the US top 100 grossing have implemented Battle Pass, and the feature continues to gain popularity (according to GameRefinery). In this article, I would like to talk about tips that you can use when creating or improving Battle Pass, with examples from games in the match3 genre. Editor’s note: This […]

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Analyst Bulletin: Mobile Game Market Review May 2021

It’s once again time to see what kind of mobile game news our GameRefinery game analysts have prepared for us this month. In May, analysts witnessed several exciting promotional collaborations, like Godzilla and King Kong’s mobile take over in PUBG Mobile and LifeAfter or Roblox x Gucci collaboration, which exclusive merch might make you break […]

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Match3 Genre Snapshot Report: May 2021

Match3 has always been one of the most successful genres in mobile gaming – and still is. For instance, Match3 games currently bring in about 16% of all US iOS revenue (bubble shooters excluded), making it the biggest subgenre in the whole region. Evergreen hits like Candy Crush Saga, Toy Blast & Candy Crush Soda […]

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Umamusume Pretty Derby Deconstruction

Earlier this spring at the end of February, Cygames‘ Umamusume Pretty Derby (ウマ娘プリティーダービー) took the Japanese iOS gaming market by storm, busting its way to the number one position on the top-grossing ranks within just two days of its launch. It’s been dominating the rankings ever since, only occasionally dipping down to visit the second […]