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Uma Musume Pretty Derby rushed into the July chart | Pocket Gamer.biz

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Ad intelligence platform SocialPeta delved into the July mobile gaming market to identify the top performers of the month.

Uma Musume Pretty Derby continued to put in a strong performance this month, with both the Japanese and Korean versions of the game finishing in the top ten in revenue, peaking at number one in the Korean market. The game climbed 11 places in the App Store revenue charts over the month, growing 57.5 percent in revenue and finishing at number nine. However, the game fell two places in the Google charts.

Knives Out has reclaimed its place in the top twenty highest-grossing games on iOS, thanks in part to collaborations with popular Japanese IPs One Piece, EVA and Sword Art Online. The game’s revenues have been declining since January, but these crossovers saw a 68.1 percent increase in revenue.

Stumble Guys dethroned Subway Surfers as the most downloaded game on iOS and climbed one spot. The game performed equally well on Google Play, climbing seven places to number three. The game was downloaded 8.7 million times, up 52.6 percent from June, with the US accounting for 27.6 percent of new installs.

Minion Rush was the 13th most downloaded iOS title, peaking at number 9 on the free game chart the day after the release of Minions: The Rise of Gru thanks to 1.9 million downloads. This once again shows the power of connecting with existing real estate.

Daily Themed Crossword increased its advertising efforts, with 5200 deduplicated ads in app stores – a 477.8 percent increase month-over-month. This strong performance caused the game Word Trip to lose in the iOS ad lists.

Scatter Slot emerged as a particularly strong performer on Android with over 37,600 deduplicated ads. This follows the month of June, when casino games dominated the Android ad lists.

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