India's Mega Power is On Display - The Most Downloaded Games in April

Ariel Ariel
5/8/23

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I crunched the numbers and ranked the most downloaded games in April and noticed an interesting trend. And it's not about hypercasual games this time, I promise.

Subway Surfers was the most downloaded mobile game in the world in April, making its way into 18M pockets, according to our estimates.

if you've been following the monthly series you know Subway Surfers has been the king for veeeeeeery long. April is no different.

Moving down one is where things get interesting. Dream11 was the second most downloaded app in the world in April, adding 16M new users in April. In case you're not familiar, Dream11 is a fantasy cricket app that's only available in India.

That's right. A game that's only available in India made its way to the top of the most downloaded games in the world in April. That's pretty wild!

India is a huge opportunity for mobile developers, one that everyone should at least be considering putting focus on through localization. It's how Instagram continues to grow every month.

Roblox, Candy Drush Saga, and Attack Hole (no jokes, please) round out the top 5 most downloaded apps in the world in April with 14M, 13M, and 12M downloads, respectively, according to our App Intelligence.

Oh, and Dream11 isn't the only fantasy cricket game on our list. My11Circle made it into the list with 10M downloads.

One interesting bit from April is the winner on the App Store. Monopoly Go is a brand-new game that's seen quite a few downloads since launching in early April. Also, quite a bit of revenue - $3.3M of net revenue from the App Store alone.

Together, the top 10 most downloaded games in the world made their way into 124M pockets in April. That's pretty much the same as March, which means there's no reason for concern.

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