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 April 8th to 14th.
A big shakeup for free downloads in the US as SayGames’ Clean Road debuted at top spot on the App Store, while Playgendary’s Kick the Buddy: Forever claimed first for Google Play.
Playgendary’s Pinatamasters also made it to third on iOS and fourth on Android for free downloads, while Clean Road slid into ninth on Google Play.
Candy Crush Saga regained first position across both App Stores over Clash of Clans. Supercell’s classic mobile game had experienced a brief stint at the top last week following the introduction of new season challenges and a Gold Pass for Clash of Clans giving the game a brief stint at the top.
Great Britain and Ireland charts
SayGames managed to replicate its US success in the UK, with Clean Road claiming first position on the App Store. However, Kick the Buddy: Forever could not do the same as it was held off in second on Google Play by Voodoo’s Roller Splat.
A good week all around for Playgendary as Pintamasters broke into both charts for free installs. Badsnowball’s Dod n Beat found similar success placing at sixth for iOS and 10th for Android.
With no signs of slowing down, Moon Active’s Coin Master continues its dominance across both App Stores for top grossing titles. Zynga’s Merge Dragons was the only new entry, squeezing in at 10th for Android.
China charts (iOS only)
Tencent has done it again, with Let’s Hunt Monsters storming the charts to rank top for free downloads. The company now possess three of the top four games for free installs.
In the paid downloads chart, HDT Games reached second spot, only been being surpassed by Huang Manting’s Crazy Cinema.
Tencent duo Honor of Kings and Perfect World once again swapped positions with the latter reclaiming first after spending two weeks playing second fiddle.
You can meet many of the companies in these charts at our Pocket Gamer Connects events. The next one will be Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle on May 13th to 14th, followed by Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong on July 17th to 18th.