Going After the Money - The Most Downloaded Games in the World

Ariel Ariel
11/10/23

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October is over which means it's time to crunch the numbers and rank the most downloaded games in the world across the App Store, Google Play, and combined.

October's charts include a good mix of changes.

Going After the Money - The Most Downloaded Games in the World

Let's start with the incumbents.

Subway Surfers continued domination, taking the crown again with 17M downloads across the App Store and Google Play. Subway Surfers has been the most downloaded game in the world for a looooong time now.

My Perfect Hotel came in second in October, just like September, but downloads dropped a bit from 16M to 14M new downloads.

Then we have Roblox, which normally fluctuates but not this time. Roblox made its way into 14M devices in October to be the 3rd most downloaded game in the world.

Real Car Driving, which wasn't ranked last month, and 8 Ball Pool, which ranked 9th in September, ranked 4th and 5th, respectively, in October and round out the top 5 for the month.

All other games below also changed, or at least moved, when compared to September's list.

On the App Store, almost every game moved and new ones that weren't ranked last month cracked the list. One of the apps missing is China-only High-Energy Heros, which didn't make the charts at all in October.

Together, the top 10 most downloaded games in the world made their way into 122M devices in October, according to our estimates. This is a bit lower than September, but not by much.

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