What is the Most Downloaded Mobile Game in the Global Market? What type of game and which country is the game being downloaded?

What is the Most Downloaded Mobile Game in the Global Market? What type of game and which country is the game being downloaded?

The sales of app stores, particularly the sales from game apps, have been increasing annually in the global market. What type of game apps are gaining popularity nowadays? Moreover, which categories of game apps are popular, and which countries have been downloading those apps? In this report, the top 5 game applications, which had multiple downloads from May to June 2017 on Apple App Store and Google Play in the global market, will be introduced.

In the Apple App Store, new puzzle games and racing games are popular. America ranked 1st in the number of downloads. Here are the two qualities of the apps with multiple downloads from the Apple App Store.

First, new types of puzzle games are gaining popularity. “Snake vs Block” app, which ranked 1st in the number of downloads, is a new concept wherein blocks are destroyed using a “snake” formed by balls connected together. The app “SCALE”, which is in the 4th rank, is an app wherein a slicer is used to make the board smaller while avoiding the ball.

Second, racing games are gaining popularity. Among these, multiplayer games are well-liked. The apps “SUP Multiplayer Racing” (3rd rank) and “Asphalt Street Storm Racing” (5th rank) currently have this multiplayer mode.

The apps are mostly downloaded from many developed countries such as America, United Kingdom, Japan, France, etc. America ranked the first for the top 5 apps and the number of downloads are increasing.

June 2017, Top 5 downloads increased from previous month in Apple App Store, Global Market 
(Source: PRIORI DATA, Apple App Store, June 2017, Global/ Data provider: Interarrows, Inc.)
June 2017, Top 5 downloads increased from previous month in Apple App Store, Global Market
(Source: PRIORI DATA, Apple App Store, June 2017, Global/ Data provider: Interarrows, Inc.)

For Google Play, the main countries that downloaded the apps are from developing countries like Brazil, India, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, etc. Fidget spinner ranked 1st place. Also, Puzzle games similar to those in the Apple App Store are also top in the ranks.

Google Play has three qualities.

First, developing countries are mainly downloading the apps. There are many Android OS users from developing countries, particularly in Brazil, India, Mexico, Turkey and Russia, and the degree of usage for Google Play is high.

Meanwhile, developed countries mainly download apps from Apple App Store in contrast to Google Play.

Second, the number of downloads for free game apps are high. Google Play has exceeded Apple App Store in the total number of downloads for free apps. Particularly, the app “Fidget Spinner” (Known as “Hand Spinner” in Japan), which is currently booming around the world, had exceeded 22 million downloads in June 2017.

Third, its puzzle game category is popular, just like in Apple App Store. The apps “Roll the Ball” (2nd rank) and “SCALE” (3rd rank) were among those apps.

June 2017, Top 5 downloads increased from previous month in Google Play, Global Market 
(Source: PRIORI DATA, Apple App Store, June 2017, Global/ Data provider: Interarrows, Inc.)
June 2017, Top 5 downloads increased from previous month in Google Play, Global Market
(Source: PRIORI DATA, Apple App Store, June 2017, Global/ Data provider: Interarrows, Inc.)

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About PRIORI DATA

Established in 2013, PRIORI DATA is a smartphone app market data analysis company that is based in Berlin, Germany. They provide a number of estimated downloads of all apps from Apple App Store and Google Play, and offer sales proceeds data.  

They can provide data from 57 countries as well as data from all categories, including game sub-categories.  They also offer free trial for startup app developers for a reasonable price.  In Japan, “2016 CESA Games White Paper” (supervised by CESA), “Smartphone White Paper” (supervised by Mobile Contents Forum) and “Famitsu Mobile Game Hakusho” are also used as an official mobile data.  Furthermore, App Store Optimization (ASO) data was also added from June 2017.  

Kindly check http://www.prioridata.net/ for more details.