Today, Data.ai released a new report which indicates that mobile anime games amassed $17 billion in global consumer spending in 2021.
According to the analytics firm’s State of Anime Gaming 2022 report, the figure represents a 6% year-over-year increase from 2020.
Data.ai notes the distinction of an anime game based on the art style of a title.
“…isolate games with ‘anime art style’ as their hallmark, regardless of game genre or subgenre – to get a comprehensive market view of the intersection of game design and consumer behavior,” he said.
The report went on to say that although niche, anime games accounted for $1 of every $5 spent on mobile games across both app stores in 2021.
In terms of global market share, Japan leads in consumer revenue as it accounted for 55% of anime game spending in 2021.
Additionally, Data.ai named the top ten highest-grossing anime games by global consumer spending last year.
- Genshin Impact
- Pokemon Go
- Pretty derby Uma Musume
- Fate/Grand Order
- monster strike
- Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle
- Puzzles and dragons
- Dragon Quest Walk
- Dragon Ball Legends