The mobile gaming market is a cutthroat landscape where big name publishers battle for the highest rank in app stores. Companies like EA, King, and Machine Zone have become some of the top dogs in this fight, each regularly releasing new versions of their successful franchises. However, the charts from this month show some other faces making an impact. Here’s the breakdown of the most downloaded apps, highest grossing apps, and more.
Twist from Ketchapp was the number one most downloaded mobile game both domestically and internationally for the period between November 15th and now. It dethroned Smashy Road: Wanted in the US market and knocked EA’s popular game Need For Speed No Limits down to 7th place in the global market. Twist is a how-far-can-you-get, arcade style game that has proven to be extremely popular. Not only did it take the top spot, but it also saw twice as many downloads as the Smashy Road sequel and twice as many downloads as King’s newly-released Blossom Blast Saga. Twist was the only game to reach the top 10 charts globally that was released in November.
When it comes to gaming apps that make the most revenue, Machine Zone and King are still crushing the competition. Game Of War – Fire Age from Machine Zone remained the number on app both domestically and globally. It even saw a big increase in revenue in all markets. Clash of Clans from Supercell stayed strong in second place, but saw a decrease in revenue from past months. King’s Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga stayed competitive and both remained in the top ten this month. Domestically both titles saw a revenue increase, while only Candy Crush Soda Saga saw a revenue increase on the global market.
What does this information tell us about the state of mobile gaming? People appear to have gravitated toward certain brand names like Candy Crush and Game of War and are willing to download and spend money on every new iteration of these franchises. However, there’s still room for smaller companies to find success, which was proven by Twist’s rapid ascent to the top of the charts. Check out the full charts and see which companies you should be emulating to find success by clicking the link below!
Read the full article here: Sensor Tower’s iOS Gaming Leaders for November 2015