Mobile app adoption has normalized after a quixotic two years, with global downloads of games and non-game apps waning 2.5 percent year-over-year to reach 35 billion in Q2 2022. Despite this normalization, though, the mobile landscape continues to transform as consumer habits evolve. Sensor Tower’s latest Q2 2022 Data Digest reveals that iOS users in the United States spent more in non-game apps than games for the first time ever last quarter.
More than half of App Store spending in the U.S. now comes from non-game apps. This boost in revenue is in part thanks to subscriptions, which non-game apps have increasingly adopted over the years. In 2Q22, 400 apps generated at least $1 million in consumer spending, up 900 percent from 50 apps in Q2 2016.
This report also includes:
Rankings of the top publishers by downloads in the quarter.
Year-over-year trends of top categories such as Games, Finance, and Entertainment.
A comparison of top markets in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Stories of the quarter, highlighting the growth of travel apps and Subway Surfers’ ascent as a top downloaded game for the first time since 2014.
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