Top 10 Grossing Gacha Games in September 2023

Top 10 Grossing Gacha Games in September 2023
Last updated:
January 2, 2024

As summer season ends, the gacha gaming industry shows no signs of cooling down.

This lucrative sector of mobile gaming has been captivating players worldwide with its unique mix of character collection, strategy, and gacha mechanics.

But which games are players investing their time and money into the most? Is your game at risk of EoS (End of Service)?

Let's dive into the September 2023 list compiled by GachaRevenue! (This list doesn't include CN revenue.)

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Top 10 Grossing Gacha Games (September 2023) - All Regions Combined Revenue

1) Honkai: Star Rail

Fu Xuan Character Details Honkai Star Rail

September 2023 marked another great month for Honkai: Star Rail, keeping the number one position with $40M in revenue (down from $49M in August 2023).

Honkai Star Rail is a turn-based RPG game made by miHoYo that was released in April 2023.

Version 1.3 of the game was released on August 30, 2023, and it featured three new characters (Dan Heng IL, Fu Xuan, and Lynx), new events, a new area, and substantial changes to the Simulated Universe with the Swarm Disaster introduction.


Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle Goku and Freezer Wallpaper

In second place, DBZ Dokkan Battle achieved a significant revenue of $39M (up from $24M in August 2023), showcasing its strong presence in the gacha gaming industry.

Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle is a mobile game that combines puzzle, strategy, and action elements.

In September 2023, the game featured several events and new units like Readiness to Defy a God Super Saiyan Trunks (Future) and Epitome of Sublime Beauty Goku Black Z-Awakened.

3) Uma Musume: Pretty Derby

Third place goes to Uma Musume: Pretty Derby, a Japanese exclusive. It achieved a significant revenue of $36M (up from $26M in August 2023).

Uma Musume: Pretty Derby is a franchise created by Cygames. The story follows horse girl Special Week, who moves from the countryside to the city to attend Tracen Academy, where she and her classmates compete to win the Japan Cup.

4) Genshin Impact

Next we have Genshin Impact, which achieved a revenue of $36M (up from $32M in August 2023).

Genshin Impact is an action role-playing game developed and published by miHoYo, like Honkai Star Rail.

September 2023 featured a big part of version 4.0, released in August, and also version 4.1 of the game, which was released on September 28, 2023.

This latest version featured a new character, Neuvillette. He is a Hydro character and the Iudex of Fontaine, who is popular among Fontaine's people as a symbol of justice and honor.

5) Goddess of Victory: NIKKE

Goddess of Victory: Nikke Wallpaper

In September 2023, NIKKE made $31M in revenue, up from just $19M in August 2023.

Goddess of Victory: Nikke is a third-person shooter action role-playing video game developed by Shift Up and published by Level Infinite. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where the Earth was suddenly attacked by unknown mechanical creatures called Raptures.

This month, the game had a collaboration with NieR:Automata that began on September 1, 2023, and lasted until September 28, 2023. The collaboration included the additions of 2B, A2, and Pascal in the game.

6) Fate/Grand Order

Fate/Grand Order made $29M in revenue in September 2023, down from an impressive $58M in the previous month).

The game couldn't keep up with its revenue numbers during its 8th anniversary and landed the 6th spot in this list.

FGO is a mobile game that combines elements of role-playing and strategy games. The game's core gameplay revolves around battles, where the player, as a Master, can make various decisions to eliminate all enemies.

It features a Command Card-based combat system that revolves around Command Cards, which are used to perform attacks and skills.

7) ONE PIECE Bounty Rush

In 7th spot we have ONE PIECE Bounty Rush, which achieved $15M in revenue (down from $25M in August 2023).

ONE PIECE Bounty Rush is a free-to-play mobile game based on the One Piece franchise, developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

The game is played in real-time with four player teams in battle mode, in which the team that has the most treasure at the end wins. Every battle takes place within a location from the One Piece series.


Cloud Strife Sub Weapons Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis

This month we had a new Final Fantasy gacha game coming into the market: Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis. FINAL FANTASY 7: EVER CRISIS is a mobile game developed by Applibot and Square Enix, which was released on September 7, 2023.

In its first month, FF7EC made $11M in combined revenue, which enabled it to secure a position in the top 10.

Its gacha system is based on weapons and outfits, not characters. You'll be able to play several FF 7 stories with the characters you love. On 29th September, Young Sephiroth joined the character roster.

Despite being less than a month old, it has already featured several banners (even Summer exclusives) and a Watermelon summer event.

9) Blue Archive

The 9th spot goes to Blue Archive. This game made $8.8M in revenue (down from an impressive $22M in August 2023).

Blue Archive is a free-to-play mobile game developed by Nexon Games. The game was released in 2021 for Android and iOS and is a tactical role-playing game that allows the player to form and mobilize units to participate in different military campaigns.

The game couldn't keep up with its revenue numbers during its 2nd anniversary but still managed to get into this list TOP 10.

10) Arknights

Estelle Character Arknights

Last spot of this TOP 10 goes to Arknights, which made $8.5M in revenue in September 2023 (up from $7.6M in the previous month).

Arknights is a free-to-play tactical RPG/tower defense mobile game developed by Chinese developer Hypergryph and published by Yostar. The game was released in China on May 1, 2019, and globally on January 16, 2020.

The game's story revolves around Rhodes Island, a pharmaceutical company that fights a deadly infection. The player takes on the role of a key member of Rhodes Island and forms a team of Operators to participate in various military campaigns.

Overall, Arknights continues to be a popular game with a dedicated fanbase, and it regularly updates with new events, characters, and storylines to keep players engaged.

Other Notable Gacha Games and Their September 2023 Revenues

  • DRAGON BALL LEGENDS: $8,400,000
  • Summoners War: $8,000,000
  • Azur Lane: $6,700,000
  • Heaven Burns Red: $6,000,000
  • DRAGON BALL LEGENDS: $8,400,000
  • Summoners War: $8,000,000
  • Azur Lane: $6,700,000
  • Heaven Burns Red: $6,000,000
  • ENSEMBLE STARS: $5,300,000
  • Epic Seven: $5,000,000
  • MementoMori: $5,000,000
  • Tower of God: NEW WORLD: $5,000,000
  • Fire Emblem Heroes: $4,000,000
  • DanMachi BATTLE CHRONICLE: $3,900,000
  • BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!: $2,690,000
  • Princess Connect: $1,500,000
  • ANOTHER EDEN: $1,500,000
  • Honkai Impact 3rd: $1,400,000
  • BrownDust2: $1,300,000
  • Punishing: Gray Raven: $1,200,000
  • Tower of Fantasy: $800,000
  • Aether Gazer: $700,000
  • Eversoul: $600,000
  • OCTOPATH TRAVELER CotC: $600,000
  • Guardian Tales: $500,000
  • Path to Nowhere: $500,000
  • takt op. Symphony: $470,000
  • OUTERPLANE: $400,000
  • Snowbreak: Containment Zone: $300,000
  • Counter:Side: $300,000
  • Alchemy Stars: $290,000
  • Limbus Company: $290,000
  • Girl's Frontline: $200,000
  • Neural Cloud: $180,000
  • Artery Gear: $80,000
  • Archeland: $50,000
  • Higan: Eruthyll: $26,000
  • ALICE Fiction: $17,000

With such impressive numbers, it's clear that the gacha gaming industry is still going strong.

Whether you're a player of some of these games and wondering if they are going to EoS or a curious observer, these figures offer a fascinating insight into the world of gacha mobile gaming.