21 billion dollars were spent on mobile games in the Q1 2022

In the first quarter of 2022, game revenues fell while downloads increased slightly.
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Lineage W became the revenue champion of Google Play.

Sensor Tower has released its first-quarter 2022 report. According to the report, user spending for mobile games fell 7.1% year-over-year to $21 billion.

Expenditures for mobile games were evaluated separately for Google Play and App Store. A year-over-year decline was detected on both platforms. Mobile game revenues on Google Play fell 13.8% year-over-year to $8.1 billion. In the App Store, consumer spending on mobile games decreased by 2.3% to $12.9 billion.

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Consumer spending on mobile games: Q1 2022

The highest-grossing game in the first quarter of 2022 was Honor of Kings, with $735.4 million. PUBG Mobile was second with $643 million, and Genshin Impact was third with $551 million. These three games are also the top three grossing games on the App Store.

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Top grossing games: Q1 2022

Lineage W was the top-grossing game on Google Play. Coin Master took second place, and Candy Crush Saga took its place in third place.

Revenues decreased, downloads increased

While revenues for mobile games, in general, have decreased, the number of downloads has increased slightly. The download rate of games downloaded from Google Play for the first time increased by 2.5% to 12.1 billion. The number of downloads, which was 2.3 billion, remained stable on the App Store.

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Mobile game downloads: Q1 2022

Garena Free Fire was the most downloaded game worldwide. The game has collected 71.2 million downloads from Google Play and App Store. Second place was Subway Surfers with 66.4 million downloads, and Merge Master – Dinosaur Fusion was third with 49.4 million downloads.

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Most downloaded mobile games: Q1 2022

One of the games that attracted attention in the App Store in the first quarter of 2022 was Wordle. Wordle here has no affiliation with the other web-based game of the same name. However, the increase in the number of downloads of the game is thought to be related to the reputation of the other game.

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