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Top Mobile Games Worldwide for December 2021 by Downloads

See the top mobile games worldwide for December 2021 by downloads, according to Sensor Tower data.


Garena Free Fire from Garena was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide for December 2021 with close to 24 million installs, which represented a 28.2 percent increase from December 2020. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were India at approximately 26 percent of its total downloads and Brazil at 12 percent. The full top 10 ranking of mobile games worldwide by downloads for December 2021 is above. Game download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

Rocket League Sideswipe from Psyonix was the second most installed mobile game worldwide last month with 21.6 million installs. The countries with the largest number of Rocket League Sideswipe installs were the United States at 27 percent, followed by Mexico at 5.9 percent. Subway Surfers from Sybo Games, Poppy Rope Game from Zego Global Publishing, and Roblox from Roblox Corporation rounded out the top five most installed mobile games worldwide for the month.

The global mobile games market generated 4.9 billion downloads across the App Store and Google Play in December 2021, marking an increase of 1.8 percent year-over-year. The No. 1 market for global game downloads was India, which accumulated 717.4 million installs, or 14.8 percent of total worldwide downloads. The U.S. ranked No. 2 for downloads at approximately 9 percent, followed by Brazil at 8.2 percent.

Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Mobile Games Worldwide for November 2021 by Downloads here. Store Intelligence users can see app download estimates for the above apps in addition to historical performance metrics on the Sensor Tower platform. Our estimates include downloads for the App Store and Google Play worldwide between December 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Apple apps and Google pre-installed apps are excluded. We report unique installs only. Android estimates do not include third-party stores. Figures represent aggregate installs of all app versions, ex: Facebook and Facebook Lite.

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Craig Chapple

Written by: Craig Chapple, Mobile Insights Strategist, EMEA

Date: January 2022