It Finally Happened! The Most Downloaded Games in April

Ariel Ariel
May. 17

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April is behind us which means it's time to crunch the numbers and rank the most downloaded mobile games in the world, and this time we have a new winner for a change! It's been a while since that happened.

Let's get right into the numbers:

Subway Surfers wasn't the most downloaded game in the world in April. The last time that happened was July of 2022.

Downloads of Pizza Ready, which was released last July, have been on the rise since the end of last year, and in April, they finally rose enough to take the top spot!

Pizza Ready rose three spots to become the most downloaded mobile game in the world in April. Our estimates show it was downloaded a little under 22M times from the App Store and Google Play, though mostly from Google Play.

I peaked into May, and the simulator game seems to be keeping up, so maybe we'll see it again next month.

Roblox, Free Fire, and Block Blast round out the top five most downloaded games in April with roughly the same number of downloads as March.

But this isn't all for Subway Surfers... If you take a closer look at the bottom of the chart for Google Play you'll notice a new entrant, a game called Subway Princess Runner. Stealing not only the game's name but also its look and feel - except its more pink.

Zooming out, the developer behind this title has a few more and those saw more than 18M downloads in the last month according to Explorer.

Anyone wants to bet how long until the game gets taken down?

According to our App Intelligence, the top 10 most downloaded games were downloaded a total of 134M times from the App Store and Google Play in April. A smidge lower than March, but not in any material way.

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All figures included in this report are estimated. Unless specified otherwise, estimated revenue is always net, meaning it's the amount the developer earned after Apple and Google took their fee.

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