Top 3 Gaming Apps Hold 55% of the Android Market

Top 3 Gaming Apps Hold 55% of the Android Market

According to research, the top three gaming apps in Q3 2019 hold 55 percent of the Android market. The most popular Android gaming app in Q3 2019 is Subway Surfers, followed by Candy Crush and Temple Run 2.

Subway Surfers is the Most Popular Android Gaming App in Q3 2019

The Subway Surfers hit the top of the most popular Android gaming apps list, with 22.58 percent market reach among Android mobile device users worldwide. The endless runner game, published by the Danish developer Kiloo, was launched in May 2012 and installed more than 400 million times that year. Today it is available for all leading mobile platforms. Shortly after celebrating its seventh anniversary in 2019, the popular mobile game outpaced 2.5 billion downloads worldwide.

The second most popular Android gaming app in Q3 2019 is Candy Crush Saga, with more than 19 percent of all Android mobile device users. The King`s legendary candy puzzle game first hit smartphone screens in 2012. During the last five years, the Candy Crush franchise has earned an estimated $6.37 billion worldwide, while the mobile game was downloaded more than 1.34 billion times in total.

Temple Run 2 took third place on the most popular Android gaming apps list. According to the latest data, an endless running game developed and published by Imangi Studios reached almost 13 percent market reach in Q3 2019.

Mobile Gaming Expected to Reach $100 Billion Revenue by 2021

Today, people want access to entertainment in any place and at any time, which is why mobile gaming has become more popular than ever. During 2018, all mobile apps generated $87.1 billion in revenue worldwide, and mobile games made 70 percent of that amount. In comparison, that is almost six times more than the premium console segment. According to the statistics, by the end of 2021, mobile gaming is expected to reach $100 billion in revenue, with almost 60 percent share in total gaming earnings worldwide.

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