Unity mobile games downloaded 16 billion times in 2016

Figure represents 31% growth from 2015

Unity mobile games downloaded 16 billion times in 2016

Mobile games harnessing the Unity engine were downloaded 16 billion times in 2016.

Speaking during a special Unity session at GDC 2017, Unity CEO John Riccitiello revealed a number of statistics for Unity games and developers.

He said the 16 billion downloads in 2016 represented 31% growth from 2015.

Uniting players and developers

Riccitiello also claimed that Unity games now make up 38% of all mobile games globally. This is up from 34% in 2015.

The number of mobile devices Unity games reached in the last quarter meanwhile was said to be 2.6 billion. That’s a rise of a billion from the same quarter a year prior.

As for how develoeprs are interacting with the Unity engine itself, Riccitiello said there had been a 38% decline in the number of support tickets, while at the same time adding 40% more customers.


Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.