Anyone who knows anything about mobile games will tell you that they are big business. Since the invention of smartphones, mobile games have risen year on year in popularity, and that doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
The first of this series will give you some facts about some of the most popular games in history.
We start with a game that has made the bosses of King.com extremely wealthy. Here are some surprising 7 facts about candy crush that show just how scarily popular the game has become.
#1 Downloads Double of Africa
- 1 #1 Downloads Double of Africa
- 2 #2 Revenue is 3 Times the average NFL Team
- 3 #3 Celebs are Fans
- 4 #4 They have Sued Copycats – a lot!
- 5 #5 Still the King of Mobile Games – and won’t be losing its crown any time soon
- 6 #6 There is an actual Candy Crush Rehab Centre
- 7 #7 Candy Crush is still only 7 Years Old
As of November 2017, Candy Crush had been downloaded 2.73 billion times. That means if each download was attributed to one person, then 39% of the world’s population would have downloaded the game. That’s double the number of people in Africa – the world’s second most populous continent.
#2 Revenue is 3 Times the average NFL Team
The game is estimated to bring in almost $2,250,000 A DAY of revenue for its creators on iOS alone, meaning the game grosses over $800,000,000. To compare this to sports, the average NFL team generates $333,000,000 a year, meaning Candy Crush is almost triple the amount of money than your average NFL team.
#3 Celebs are Fans
The game has people from all over the world completely hooked, including many celebrities. Emma Roberts, Adam Levine, and Josh Groban are among the game’s players.
The popularity of the game has moved on to merchandise, with Candy Crush merch being a multi-million dollar business in itself. There are a number of products you can buy on Etsy.
#4 They have Sued Copycats – a lot!
Because of the roaring success of the game, it’s bound to get a number of imitations. Candy Crush’s legal team have been very busy suing copycats over the years. A quick Google search will show you that you could write a top 10 post about their lawsuits alone.
#5 Still the King of Mobile Games – and won’t be losing its crown any time soon
Despite being almost 7 years old and being under constant competition by new and old games alike, Candy Crush still wears the crown when it comes to revenue generating mobile games. This page on Statista shows that in January 2018, the top grossing game on iOS was Candy Crush Saga, with just under $2,250,000 daily revenue. Its main competition is… Candy Crush Soda Saga, with just under $1,700,000 revenue per day.
When you put these two’s revenues together, they generate almost as much as the rest of the top ten games on that list.
#6 There is an actual Candy Crush Rehab Centre
Candy Crush Saga can be so addictive that there is actually such a thing as Candy Crush Rehab for players who have spent too much time or money playing the game. There’s actually a Candy Crush rehabilitation center in Los Angeles, and I’m sure plenty more around the world.
#7 Candy Crush is still only 7 Years Old
All of these facts are pretty impressive on their own, but when you think about the fact that Candy Crush itself has only been around for 7 years in April, it is pretty mind-blowing. Here’s to 7 more years CandyCrushers!!