Thousands of iPhone games keep being developed each month. But what games have people been playing (and spending on) for the last few weeks? To answer that question, here are the 10 top iPhone games based on revenue in the USA region for September 2020. This is according to data provided by the mobile analytics company Sensor Tower. To no surprise, COD: Mobile sits on the number one spot, but can you guess all the games on this list? [Note: Sensor Tower’s public downloads and revenue data are global estimates and not only for the US region.]
10. Garena Free Fire on iPhone
The most popular mobile battle royale game in Asia and Latin America tops US charts this month. In September, it gained two million downloads and $14 million in revenue worldwide. And this month, the game is running a collaboration with an on-the-rise Indian-American DJ, Niles “KSHMR” Hollowell-Dhar.
Ever since those weird and misleading ads popped up all over YouTube, this iPhone game has been a mainstay in mobile’s top grossing lists. Last month, it gained $27 million in revenue and two million downloads.
8. Coin Master
Moon Active’s slot machine simulator Coin Master on iPhone successfully generated $22 million with another two million downloads worldwide last month. Why this barely-interactive-entertainment is ever so popular, I’ll never know.
7. Pokemon GO
Even with the threat of COVID-19 lockdowns, Pokemon GO is still played by lots of people in the US. The game managed to rake in $33 million and two million downloads on iPhone worldwide and sits on seventh place in the top iPhone games for September list.
In September, Homescapes gained two million downloads along with $31 million in revenue. It somewhat baffles me that both Gardenscapes and Homescapes are still huge money-makers considering people’s complaints about misleading ads on the store page.
5. MARVEL Strike Force
Marvel Cinematic Universe theatrical releases might’ve stopped due to the pandemic this year, but their games are still going strong. The App Store version of MARVEL Strike Force gained 300,000 downloads with $11 million in revenue worldwide in September alone.
4. Candy Crush Saga on iPhone
King’s eight-year-old casual puzzle game is also going as strong as ever as one of the top iPhone games last month. In the number four spot, it’s still raking in $31 million revenue and two million downloads.
3. PUBG Mobile
In third place is the mobile spin-off of the title that kickstarted the whole battle royale craze. In September, PUBG Mobile gained around $34 million in revenue with only two million downloads.
2. Roblox on iPhone
With 158 million monthly active users as of June 2020, Roblox is still as popular as ever. That’s mostly thanks to the easily accessible community-created content. It raked in $41 million in revenue and three million downloads last month.
1. Call of Duty: Mobile
Ever since Fortnite got kicked out of the Apple App Store, it seems there’s a “battle royale” a-brewing in the App Store as well. Out of many other titles, COD: Mobile won last month’s round, at least in the US, with three million downloads and $16 million in revenue.
Any other titles you were expecting to show up in the September top iPhone games list? What mobile titles do you play the most? Let me know in the comments.