Best-Grossing Apps in Australia in 2023; Predictions for 2024 Smartphones have become indispensable in our everyday lives. A big part of what makes cell phones so flexible and practical are applications.

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Interestingly, most apps offer immense value, with a few becoming popular and more used than others. As a result, they make the most gross profit, with the potential of generating more profits in 2024. 

Disney+

Disney Plus is number one on our list of top-grossing apps in Australia in 2023. Amassing over $8 billion in revenue worldwide, it’s no surprise the app was highly successful in Australia. Although it was the second highest for most of 2023. Its venture into the video streaming industry has paid off so far, against the odds of top brands like Netflix and Amazon. 

Disney Plus’s past performance shows that it has high hopes for remaining number one in 2024. This is based on the fact that major content creators like Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel joined the team. It has also enjoyed millions of downloads in the app stores, so, it’s only normal to see the app continue to make more gross profits in the year.

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Google One

Never ever has there been a time in smartphone history when storage spaces are needed more than now. This is why Google One is one of the top-grossing apps in Australia. Files are getting bigger, with phone storage finding it hard to keep up. Google One solves this issue by providing more storage space across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. 

Although the app was not among the top-grossing apps of 2022, it’s a big surprise to see it becoming one of the most sought-after apps in 2023. While we can hardly do without Google services like its search engine, app store, and Gmail, their other services are equally relevant. It rose to number 2, with its premium and free offers to Australian users.

Since we can’t do without storing memories and files, we can only expect Google One to grow in 2024. It won’t be out of place if it becomes the most sought-after in 2024 and possibly the highest-grossing app in Australian history. Time will tell.Google Android smartphone

Lightning Link Casino Slots

Although it dropped to the 3rd highest-grossing app towards the end of 2023, Australians sure enjoy the Lightning Link Casino Slots. As of May 2023, it grossed $46.67 million in revenue per download value. Lightning Link Casino Slots is a social gaming app that offers casino games to players. It gives a chance at entertainment while promoting social interactions. 

Social gambling apps have become popular in recent times. They offer some of the most exciting gambling adventures, emphasizing entertainment rather than gambling for money. However, gambling to win money while getting entertained is also exciting, with more to look out for. Check out the best mobile casinos to maximize your experience if you want to try your luck while having fun. These sites also offer various bonuses as incentives to players.

The social gambling industry is estimated at $7.1 billion in 2023, according to Statista. It is also estimated to reach $9.1 billion by 2026. Although other gaming apps follow closely, we can only fold our hands and see how the app fairs in 2024.

Royal Match

The next one is Royal Match, another gaming app, but more of a puzzle game. Royal Match rose to being one of the top grossing apps in 2023, beating the likes of big apps like TikTok, Tinder, and YouTube. It also exceeded the $1 billion mark worldwide and over $35 million in Australia.  

Having two gaming apps in Australia’s top 4 grossing apps in 2023 shows that Australians enjoy a bit of gaming. While new games come out all the time, Royal Match stood out in its approach. Its gameplay involves swiping colors, solving match-3 puzzles, and assisting King Robert in decking up his castle. It offers a skill-based opportunity for players to explore their wits and improve at the game.

Though 2024 is just starting, Royal Match still has its appeal to Australian players. Hence, we can only wait to see how it plays out. Most gaming apps lose their appeal after some time, except if they keep the innovations rolling. We can only hope this game retains its charm among players in 2024.

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Monopoly Go

This gaming app completes our list of the top grossing apps in Australia in 2023. However, apps like Candy Crush Saga and Duolingo follow closely behind. The app reached $1 billion worldwide in 2023, and over $30 million in Australia alone. This made it the fastest growing gaming app to have ever done that in a short time.  

Monopoly Go is a real estate strategy game, with the aim of staying financially afloat while forcing your opponents into bankruptcy. While there are many variants online, Scopely and Hasbro decided to launch their own unique version of the game in April of 2023. It instantly caught on in Australia and eventually became a top grossing app.

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