Monopoly Go! Took Over the App Store in May - The Most Downloaded Games
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Monopoly Go! has been sitting pretty at the top of the App Store's most downloaded chart ever since it was released back in April. I ranked the most downloaded mobile games in the world for May using our App Intelligence and guess who's winning on the App Store?
Subway Surfers was the most downloaded app in the world, according to our App Intelligence, across all the downloads on the App Store and Google Play worldwide. That was the case in April and in March, so I'm happy to report May is no different.
Subway Surfers ended the month with 21M new downloads combined, a cool 17% higher than April.
Right behind it was last month's second place winner, India's Dream11, a fantasy cricket app that's only available in India. Yes, only. Crazy Dream11 saw downloads drop a bit in May.
Roblox, Candy Crush, and Royal Match round off the top 5 for May, adding more downloads in May than in April.
Oh yes, and Royal Match is new to this list!
Royal Match is more of a money maker than it is a top download, and we've seen it in our highest-earning games charts many times. But its downloads sprouted in late 2022 and have been on a very growth trend since.
According to our estimates, downloads rose 235% since the beginning of 2022.
But, back to Monopoly Go! which ranked 8th in our combined chart and 1st on the App Store. The new game managed to make its way into 12M more devices in May, according to our estimates, and as of right now, has 22M downloads since release and raking in more than $500K of net revenue from the App Store every day.
Scopely is pushing this one very strongly which explains the downloads, but the game's simplicity and social features are what's earning all that money. I'll leave you on that note.
Together, the top 10 most downloaded games in the world brought in a total of 136M downloads in May, according to our App Intelligence. That's a much needed 9.6% increase over April's total, which didn't feel right at all. With summer coming, June's total should be even higher.
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