Three Kingdoms Tactics has already become one of the top-grossing mobile games on iOS of 2021. Overall, the Alibaba-published title reached $1.2 billion in lifetime revenue.

According to Sensor Tower, Three Kingdoms Tactics has earned $194.8 million in 2021 so far. It helped the title become the 5th top-grossing iOS game globally and the highest-grossing 4X strategy on the App Store, leaving competitors like Rise of Kingdoms and State of Survival behind.

Three Kingdoms Tactics has become Alibaba’s most successful mobile game ever since its release in September 2019. It is now only available in eight countries, with China accounting for 96.2 percent of the game’s total revenue on iOS alone. It is also worth noting that Google Play users generated only 1.8 percent ($21 million) of the total revenue globally.

Sensor Tower also points out that four of the top five highest grossing games on the App Store are published by Chinese companies. It is another proof of the country’s huge influence on the global video games market.