Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds is already more successful than Pokemon Go

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Netmarble’s mobile MMORPG Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds has proven popular, hitting $101.3 million (£73.5 million) in revenue within 11 days of its release on June 10. It was the second top-grossing game worldwide during that period, with only Tencent’s Honor of Kings, which generated $102.3 million (£74.2 million), sitting above it.

Sensor Tower reports that Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds is only available in five territories – Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea. When you consider this, it makes that figure all the more impressive. Oh, and given that Honor of Kings generates more than 90% of its revenue in China, Netmarble’s new RPG is, in fact, the top-earning mobile game throughout the rest of the world.

If that isn’t impressive enough, Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds has hit $100m (£72.5 million) in revenue faster than Pokémon Go did back in 2016. Niantic’s augmented reality title took 12 days to reach the milestone – though it was only available in Australia, the US, and New Zealand to begin with – while the new RPG took 11. You may remember Genshin Impact’s impressive launch last year. Well, it didn’t break $100m (£72.5 million) in player spending for 13 days, putting Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds ahead of one of the most popular open-world RPGs on mobile.

In terms of individual markets, Japan is the most lucrative at $45.6 million (£33 million), 45% of its total earnings. South Korea and Taiwan, meanwhile, rank at No.2 and No.3, at 35% and 15.7% respectively.

If you’re yet to check out Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds, you can watch the official trailer below.

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Since you’re here, why not check out our list of the best mobile RPGs, especially if you are in the West, where Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds isn’t available yet. Alternatively, we also have guides on the best Android games, and the best iOS games, for a wider variety.

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