According to data from Sensor Tower, Sybo Games’ Subway Surfershas topped the charts as the most downloaded mobile game of May 2022 with 30 million installs – an 86.5 per cent increase over the past year. India accounted for 15 per cent of all downloads, with the USA just behind at 14 per cent.
This marked the game’s best month ever, conciding with the 10th anniversary of the game’s release, with a $5.9 million increase in year-to-year player spending.
Garena Free Fire came in at second place with 26 million installs – a 50.3 per cent increase since May 2021. Tall Man Run, Apex Legends Mobile, and Deliver it 3D rounded up the top five most installed games for the month.
4.8 billion downloads across iOS and Google Play
The mobile games market generated 4.8 billion downloads across the iOS and Google Play platforms over the past month, an decrease of approximately one per cent over the past year, with India accounting for 916 billion installs – just over 19 per cent of the total. The USA accounted for 8.4 per cent of downloads, followed by Brazil at 7.9 per cent.
This marks the second consecutive month that Subway Surfers and Garena Free Fire have topped the charts, increasing their number of downloads from 26.6 million and 25.2 million, respectively. Despite the overall decrease in year-over-year downloads for this month, it’s still an increase over April’s 4.7 billion downloads. April also saw a 2.6 per cent rise in downloads, year over year.
Subway Surfers co-developer Kiloo recently saw its director of publishing take a new role as head of publishing at Funday Factory.