Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Mobile game with horse girl breaks records

Uma Musume Pretty Derby: Mobile game with horse girl breaks records

Uma Musume Pretty Derby

"Anything, but as an anime girl" is something of a genre in Japan that is also very popular internationally. For example, there are the browser games Kantai Collection and Azur Lane, in which warships from World War II appear in this form, or Maitetsu, where trains are concerned. In Uma Musume Pretty Derby by Cygames, a mobile phone game that, after its announcement in 2016, became a multimedia franchise with an accompanying manga and an anime before it was even released, everything revolves around horse racing. In the world of Uma Musume, racehorses are reborn as anime girls who then compete against each other. All that has remained of the original form are tails and ears.

As strange as the whole thing may seem, the really curious thing is that the names and attributes of the figures were taken from real, historical racehorses, whose owners have given their consent for the display and also have a say in this from the outside. In the past, for example, the producers of Anime Fans called on fans to refrain from using fanart, as this could damage the reputation of the horses and their owners.

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Sources: ResetEra, Sensortower, Animenewsnetwork

PUBG Mobile is not the highest-grossing mobile game in March 2021; Know No 1 game's name NOW

Not PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or PUBG Mobile, but the Honor of Kings, a multiplayer online battle arena game developed by TiMi Studios and published by Tencent Games, has become the highest-grossing mobile game in March 2021 on both Android and iOS app stores last month, beating big players like PUBG Mobile, Garena Free Fire and Roblox.

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As per data analyst firm Sensor Tower, the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile has slipped to second place in the month of March 2021 in terms of the highest-grossing mobile game, BGR India reported. The battle royale game recorded 240.5 million USD in player spending and most of the revenue (around 59.7 per cent) came from China followed by the US with 9.8 per cent.

As per the report, the Honor of Kings is very popular in China, which contributes a whopping 96.3 per cent of the total revenue, followed by 1.6 per cent from Thailand and 1.2 per cent from Taiwan.

Following Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile is Genshin Impact by miHoyo game, Uma Musume Pretty Derby by CyberAgent, which generated 136.6 million USD in March, Sensor Tower suggests.

The top 10 mobile games by worldwide revenue for March 2021: Honor of Kings, PUBG Mobile, Genshin Impact, Uma Musume Pretty Derby, Coin Master, Roblox, Pokemon Go, Garena Free Fire, Candy Crush Saga and Rise of Kingdoms.

Please note that PUBG Mobile was extremely popular in India but the Indian government later banned the battle royale game in the country under Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000. The ban could be the reason behind PUBG Mobile’s slip in position to the second-highest-grossing mobile game in March 2021, the report said.