Lineage is a powerhouse in Asia-Pacific cell markets, with Lineage M and Lineage 2: Revolution bringing in additional than an estimated $four billion since 2016 on iOS and Android. The findings come by way of a brand new report from intelligence agency Sensor Tower.
Let’s begin by what Sensor Tower has tracked for Lineage M. It’s a massively multiplayer on-line role-playing recreation, and the agency estimates that it’s introduced in additional than $2.three billion (that’s 57%). The majority of this ($1.9 billion, or 85%) comes from Android gamers.
And for Lineage M, most of this income comes from developer NCSoft’s dwelling turf of South Korea: greater than $2 billion. Taiwan is second at $203 million, with Hong Kong coming in third at $23 million.
Lineage M pulled this off with about eight.2 million downloads, with 7 million approaching Android (eight million). Most of those got here from South Korea (6.eight million, or 83%). Taiwan was second at 1 million, with Japan in third at with 245,000 downloads (three%).
Lineage M can also be making more cash per obtain than Revolution: $279 to $57.
“Lineage M is the extra well-liked of the 2 video games in South Korea, which has contributed practically 90% of its income and near 76% of spending in each titles. Gamers there have proven a stronger affinity for the title, which is a cell port of the unique Lineage, than the reworked-for-mobile Lineage 2: Revolution,” a Sensor Tower spokesperson mentioned. “This bodes properly for the upcoming launch of Lineage 2 M, which can also be a extra genuine port of the PC authentic.”
Say you need a (Lineage 2) revolution
Like its relative, Netmarble’s Lineage 2: Revolution noticed a lot the approaching from Android: $1 billion (61%). But Revolution additionally discovered a paying viewers on iOS, with gamers spending $678 million (39%). South Korea followers once more led spending, with $993 (57%). Similar to Revolution discovered a spot on iOS, it additionally discovered an viewers in Japan, bringing in $410 million (23.6%). Taiwan got here in third at $112 million.
Revolution noticed virtually 4 occasions as many downloads as Lineage M, with 30.5 million installs since its launch in 2016. Android noticed 22.6 million of those downloads (74.2%). And South Korea was the No. 1 territory for Revolution, with 9.2 downloads (30.four%). Indonesia is second at three.2 million, with the U.S. coming in with 2.eight million downloads (Lineage M isn’t accessible within the States).
Japan’s gamers could be Revolution’s greatest spenders — it was the second-highest income territory regardless of solely being sixth for downloads.