11. 8 Ball Pool™ (iOS)
This is a game that your probably haven’t heard of, unless you follow the top charts closely or you are really into pool games. But at an estimated $1.06 million a month, this game is one of the big boys.
It is interesting to note that by Apptopia’s estimates, this mobile app development company makes 25.7% of its revenue from ads. So if you want to monetize your game with IAPs and ads, then this is a great game to study.
10. Marvel Contest of Champions (iOS)
The Marvel franchise is a juggernaut and Kabam has figured out how to cash in on it. This onemobile app development company 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 over $2 million a month is awesome and if you want to launch a slots game, you need to figure out what Playtika is doing.
Gambling games have historically done really well in the app store. If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you know why 🙂