According to the latest data, TikTok and PUBG Mobile were named as the most downloaded as well as the highest-earning apps in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store in the third quarter of 2021. TikTok became the highest-grossing app in the world, PUBG Mobile remained the highest-grossing mobile game.
According to the report, consumer spending on TikTok increased by 41 percent year on year (YoY). TikTok’s revenues are calculated after including Douyin on iOS, the app’s China-only version. Consumer spending on PUBG Mobile, on the other hand, increased by 11% year on year.
Consumer spending on in-app purchases, premium apps, and subscriptions increased by 15.1 percent year on year to $33.6 billion across both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. According to the report, Google Play contributed to this growth by increasing consumer spending by 18.6 percent to $12.1 billion. Meanwhile, TikTok was the highest-earning app overall in Q3 2021. TikTok also surpassed 3 billion downloads worldwide, making it the first non-Facebook app to do so.