Ever since its release back in the year of 2012, Candy Crush Saga has been taking over the hearts of many players from all over the globe, many of which have been loyal devotees towards the game for a long time already. Over its 9 years of existence in the gaming market, the game has succeeded in proving itself as one of the most popular games ever, and sometimes even one of the top-grossing mobile games out there. In this article, we will be taking a look into the top 10 of the Best Candy Crush Facts that you might not know of. Whether you are a long-time player of the game or just curious about it, we are sure to have some mind-blowing facts for you.
Top 10 best Candy Crush facts
1. There are currently 4 titles in the Candy Crush Saga series
Apart from the well-known Candy Crush Saga game loved by many from all over the world, the developers of the game, King, also boast a portfolio of many other popular titles in the Candy Crush Saga series.
There are currently 4 titles in the Candy Crush Saga series, Candy Crush Soda Saga released in October 2014, Candy Crush Jelly Saga released in September 2015, Candy Crush Friends Saga released in October 2018, and Candy Crush Saga itself released back in April 2012.
Each title has slight differences compared to the original Candy Crush Saga in terms of gameplay, for example, Candy Crush Soda Saga featured all-new gameplay mechanics, such as an in-game soda bottle with the ability to shift the gravity in the game.
2. King also made several other popular titles including Crash Bandicoot: On the Run and the Bubble Witch Saga series
Apart from the extremely successful Candy Crush Saga series, developers King also boast a portfolio of many other popular titles, including a mobile installment to Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot game, named Crash Bandicoot: On the Run. The game was released on both iOS and Android earlier this year, on March 25, 2021.
Additionally, King also developed the successful Bubble Witch Saga series, which consisted of two titles, Bubble Witch 2 Saga and Bubble Witch 3 Saga, which is the sequel to the developing company’s second most popular video game to date, Bubble Witch Saga, which King announced would be shutting down back on October 2, 2020.
3. Candy Crush generated $1.19 billion in the year 2020
According to BusinessofApps, the Candy Crush series had generated a total of $1.19 billion in revenue in the year 2020, making it the third highest-grossing mobile game outside of China. Just like the result of many other games, it is believed that this was due to the COVID-19 pandemic that struck all over the world, with many countries imposing emergency lockdowns for citizens. As such, players at home would most likely pick up an addictive game such as Candy Crush Saga in order to kill their boredom and pass the time.
While being the sixth highest-grossing mobile game of all time, the highest-ever annual revenue reported was $1.293 billion back in the year 2015.
4. Candy Crush has Monthly Active Users amounting to 273 million
According to BusinessofApps, the Candy Crush series has a whopping amount of 273 Monthly Active Users (MAUs), all of which play Candy Crush at least once a month. Similarly, it is believed that this was due to the COVID-19 pandemic that struck all over the world, with many countries imposing emergency lockdowns for citizens. As such, players at home would most likely pick up an addictive game such as Candy Crush Saga in order to kill their boredom and pass the time. Monthly Active Users (MAUs) for Candy Crush peaked back in the year 2015 as well, with 327 million MAUs.
5. Candy Crush has been downloaded over 2.7 billion times
Last reported by developers King and parent company Activision Blizzard back in the year 2017, Candy Crush boasted a total of 2.7 billion downloads of the game in total across all platforms.
However, this number is expected to have risen dramatically in the past few years, which is evident in the increase of the amount of revenue gathered in 2017 compared to the year 2020. Candy Crush gathered a revenue of $1.19 billion in 2020, an increase of about 58.4% compared to the revenue of $695 million back in the year 2017.
6. Candy Crush Saga has successfully won two Awards till date
With such massive success, it is no doubt that Candy Crush Saga is a favorite among players from all over the world. As such, the game had gone on to win two awards before, the Best Social Game at the 9th International Mobile Gaming Awards in 2013 as well as the People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Mobile Game in 2016.
Other nominees for Favourite Mobile Game at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards included Plants vs. Zombies, Temple Run, Despicable Me: Minion Rush as well as Fruit Ninja.
7. Activision Blizzard, owner of the Call of Duty franchise, acquired King in 2016 at a price of $5.9 billion
Back in February 2016, Activision Blizzard, best known as the owners of the popular Call of Duty franchise, purchased King Digital Entertainment, developers of the Candy Crush Saga series, for $5.9 billion. Activision Blizzard said that the deal makes them the largest game network in the world with more than 500 million users at that time.
Until today, King Digital Entertainment still operates as its own entity within Activision Blizzard, with CEO and Founder Riccardo Zacconi leading King up until now, serving the role since founding the company back in 2003.
8. There was a live-action Candy Crush game show
In partnership with King Digital Entertainment, CBS had produced a live-action Candy Crush game show hosted by entertainment personality Mario Lopez, which premiered back on July 9, 2017. The game show brought the worldwide phenomenon to life as teams of two people each have to use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards based on Candy Crush, featuring next-generation technology.
The contestants use their entire bodies to swing, slide and swipe pieces to make matches to earn points and defeat obstacles, just like those in the actual game. Those who conquer the game are crowned the champions, with the winning team earning prize money of $100,000.
9. Every seventh person in Hong Kong plays Candy Crush Saga daily
Back in 2013, Tommy Palm of King Digital Entertainment, often credited as the mastermind behind Candy Crush Saga’s success, sat down with Yahoo! News for an interview, in which he shared insights into the game’s success.
Tommy Palm mentioned that King’s biggest game at that time, Bubble Witch Saga, had its popularity surpassed by Candy Crush Saga, making it one of the world’s most popular games at that time. He even went on to share that in countries such as Hong Kong, every seventh person plays Candy Crush Saga daily.
10. There are even players playing from the South Pole
Tommy Palm shared that he was happy over the game’s success, with Candy Crush Saga being discovered by so many fans across the globe. Furthermore, he added that the game even has players playing from the South Pole. With that said, it is no doubt that the Candy Crush Saga series is a massive success, with players playing from all seven continents here on Earth.
That’s all for today’s Top 10 Best Candy Crush Facts. How many of these Top best Candy Crush Facts did you already know? Let us know in the comment section below!