Editor’s note: Newzoo and Distimo have released monthly mobile game data for July 2013, listing top grossing worldwide games and publishers for iOS App Store and Google Play. 

Newzoo founder and CEO Peter Warman contributes his analysis.

Looking at top grossing game publishers on iOS for July, the top three publishers in terms of revenues remained unchanged. Supercell is still at the top spot followed by King and Electronic Arts. GungHo Online Entertainment dropped three spots from June to seventh, replaced by Kabam as the fourth top grosser. Gameloft climbed to number five.

GREE is the only new entry in the list, entering at number 17. Meanwhile Pocket Gems made the biggest leap month-over-month, going from number 17 in June to 13 in July. Social Quantum fell six places during the same period to barely make the top 20 list at number 19.

Gameloft now has 49 titles in the top 1,000 games on iOS. The company’s newly released game based on the hit film Despicable Me 2 is their most successful title. Mojang is the only publisher with just one game to feature in the top 1,000.

Source: Newzoo and Distimo. Rankings based on gross sales.

Candy Crush Saga from King retained its top position as the highest grossing game in the App Store in July, ahead of Supercell’s Clash of Clans. Hayday, which is also from Finland-based game maker Supercell, moved into number three, pushing Puzzle and Dragons to fourth. The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth from Kabam moved up two positions between June and July to number five.

Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North, also from Kabam, is making its way back up the charts, climbing three spots to number six.

There were two new entries this month. Pet Rescue Saga from King debuted at number 16, while the film-based Despicable Me: Minion Rush from Gameloft is at number 18.

Source: Newzoo and Distimo. Rankings based on gross sales.

Google Play Store top grossing publishers saw another shake up in July. LINE Corporation is now number one, swapping the top position with CJ E&M Corp. Mobage remains at number three, with COLOPL moving up one spot to number four. King has climbed two spots to number five.

There are two new entries on the top Play Store publishers list. Klab entered the top 20 at number 18, and GMO Game Center came in at number 20.

It’s worth noting that there is one company in the top 20 that has only one game in the top 1,000 grossing games, WeMade Entertainment at number six, and its game is strictly for Asian markets. Meanwhile the number one publisher on the chart, LINE Corporation, has 26 games in the top 1,000. 

Source: Newzoo and Distimo. Rankings based on gross sales.

Just like June, the top five best performing mobile games have dramatically changed. Puzzle & Dragons has dropped to number two and Candy Crush Saga is now the best performing game in terms of revenues. This is the first time a Western game has topped the Google Play charts.

Finn’s game, another title targeted to Asian markets only, jumped from number 13 to number three. Last month’s number three hit from Devsisters is now at spot four.  LINE Pokopang has made an impressive debut at number seven in the chart, one of five entries from from LINE Corporation. 

Source: Newzoo and Distimo. Rankings based on gross sales.

For full reports, visit Newzoo Global Game Markets Reports.