The Same but Lower - The Most Downloaded Games in June

Ariel Ariel
7/7/23

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June is officially behind us, which means it's time to crunch the numbers and rank the most downloaded games in the world!

Get ready for a small surprise, and not the good kind.

Subway Surfers was, again, the most downloaded game in the world. It made its way into 20M iOS and Android devices in June, according to our estimates. Subway Surfers has been the most downloaded game in the world for so long now that all I can say is, well played!

Right below it, in second place, is Roblox. The game, which finally changed its icon on the App Store so it matches Google Play, added 15M new users in June and reclaimed its spot after being ranked third last month.

Candy Crush Saga, Royal Match, and Ludo King round out the top 5, and if you squint just enough, you'll see this matches last month's top 5 but with a different hyper-casual title. Weird.

The bottom 5 resemble May as well but include a different set of names as hyper casuals battle for downloads.

Monopoly Go, which took over the charts in May, is still ranked in June, but only on the App Store. The title continues to be one of the most downloaded in the US and in other countries but isn't as strong on Google Play.

Together, the top 10 most downloaded games in the world had 122M downloads from the App Store and Google Play, according to our estimates. This total is about 10% lower than May's total, which is a bit surprising to me.

Games usually rise in the summer as more kids are out of school and need to be entertained. Looking at our Mobile Download Index, this is really a mixed bag of a month. Game downloads on the App Store are up across many but not all countries, and are down across most countries.

Let's see what July will be like.

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