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Weekly global mobile games charts: Roblox moves up Western download and grossing charts over Christmas

Weekly global mobile games charts: Roblox moves up Western download and grossing charts over Christmas

To give our readers better insight into the global mobile games industry, we’ve teamed up with market data firm Sensor Tower to bring you exclusive weekly charts from key countries.

These rank games by free downloads, paid downloads and the top grossers across the App Store and Google Play. Each week we’ll be covering the US, Great Britain and Ireland, and China (iOS only) markets.

This week's charts cover the period from December 24th to 30th.

US Charts

Roblox was ever present across the US charts and made its debut in the Google Play grossing charts at third while moving on up to second on the iOS charts. The building game also moved up to third on the Google Play free-to-play downloads chart and ninth on the iOS charts.

Elsewhere, 101 Digital’s Colour Bump 3D enjoyed a strong week and was top of the iOS and Google Play free download charts.

Supercell also held a strong presence across the board with new title Brawl Stars sitting at eighth and fifth on the iOS and Google Play free download rankings respectively.

Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars and Clash Royale also sat at third, sixth and seventh on the iOS top grossing chart. Meanwhile, Clash of Clans sat at second on the Google Play grossing charts.

UK Charts

Roblox was almost just as present in the UK as it was in the US and made it in at seventh and eighth on the Google Play and iOS free-to-play download charts. On the top grossing table meanwhile it placed at second and third respectively on the App Store and Google Play.

Regarding debutants, Amanotes’ Magic Tiles 3 came in at fourth on the iOS download charts. Geisha Tokyo’s Snowball.io and Playgendary’s Polysphere came in at sixth and ninth of the Google Play download charts.

On the premium rankings, 2K’s Civilisation Revolution 2 was positioned at 10th.

China Charts

The week starting December 24th saw a slew of debutants in the Chinese charts. Zhang Long’s New 2048 Plus entered the rankings at third for the iOS free-to-play download charts while HuiWan We’s Blade.io, Baiyou Mobile’s Stone Home and Inger Browne’s Ghost Light took sixth, ninth and 10th respectively.

The iOS premium chart meanwhile saw Team Alto’s endless runner Alto’s Odyssey debut at eighth nearly one year after its initial launch.

Elsewhere, NetEase’s Onmyoji jumped up the second in the iOS grossing chart, finally pulling another NetEase title Fantasy Westward Journey out of the spot.

You'll find speakers from many of the companies mentioned above, including Tencent, King and Supercell, at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2019 on January 21st to 22nd.

Staff Writer

Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.

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