The mobile game downloads saw an expected decrease year-over-year in August 2022, but numbers are still flying quite high compared to the post-covid period, and most data providers agree that the video game industry is yet to reach its prime and will continue to grow in the upcoming years.
According to Sensor Tower’s data mobile games generated over 4.6 million downloads across App Store and Google Play, the decrease year-over-year is marked at 1.6%. The country with the most mobile game downloads is India with over 787 million (17%), followed by Brazil (8.2%) and the US (8.1%).
Reminder; Sensor Tower’s Android data is strictly based on Google Play. Downloads from third-party Android stores in China or other regions aren’t included in the report.
Subway Surfers takes back the throne
Sybo Games’ Subway Surfers continues to thrive. The game saw over 33.5 million installs in August 2022 alone. Compared to the last year this time around, the game saw an increase of 89.4% in regard downloads. According to Sensor Tower, the game generates most of its downloads in China (28.5%), followed by India (13.3%).
Kitka Games’ Stumble Guys —the studio was acquired by Scopely earlier this month— was the second most installed mobile game, generating over 26 million downloads. The game was highly popular in Indonesia (15.2%) and in the US (14%).
Garena Free Fire from Garena didn’t move at all and kept third place in August 2022, meanwhile, GT Car Stunt Master 3D from Zego Global appeared on the list for the first time, landing in fourth place immediately.
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