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TikTok, PUBG Mobile becomes most downloaded, top-earning apps, reveals report

 TikTok also surpassed 3 billion downloads worldwide, making it the first non-Facebook app to accomplish so.

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New Delhi, First Published Oct 5, 2021, 11:00 AM IST
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TikTok by ByteDance and PUBG Mobile by Krafton were the best-performing applications in terms of revenue and downloads. In the third quarter of 2021, TikTok and PUBG Mobile were the highest-earning apps on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. While TikTok grew to become the most popular app in the world, PUBG Mobile remained the most popular mobile game. While TikTok became the world's most popular app, PUBG Mobile remained the most popular mobile game. According to Sensor Tower's most recent data, both applications have the most downloads in their respective categories.

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According to the research, consumer spending on TikTok increased by 41 per cent year on year. TikTok's sales are estimated after adding Douyin on iOS, the app's China-only version. Consumer expenditure on PUBG Mobile, on the other hand, increased by 11% year on year. According to the most recent study, consumer spending on in-app purchases, premium applications, and subscriptions increased by 15.1 per cent year on year to $33.6 billion (approximately Rs 2.49 lakh crores) across the Apple App and the Google Play Store. According to the study, Google Play contributed to this rise by increasing consumer spending by 18.6 per cent to $12.1 billion (roughly Rs 89,800 crores).

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According to the SensorTower study, TikTok was the highest-earning app overall in Q3 2021. In terms of money, this was followed by a Manga reader Piccoma, which increased by 130 per cent year on year, and YouTube, which saw consumer spending climb by 17 per cent year on year. The top five highest-earning applications were rounded out by Google One and Disney+, respectively. TikTok also surpassed 3 billion downloads worldwide, making it the first non-Facebook app to accomplish so.

PUBG Mobile, including the Chinese version "Game for Peace, " in terms of consumer expenditure," won the top place in the gaming category. Consumer expenditure on PUBG Mobile increased by 11% year on year. This was followed by Genshin Impact, Pokemon Go by Niantic, and Roblox by Roblox Corp. According to the study, first-time instals of mobile games were down 3.5 per cent compared to last year, falling to 13.6 billion instals across both stores from 14.1 billion in Q3 2020.

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