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Top Mobile Games Worldwide for January 2022 by Downloads

See the top mobile games worldwide for January 2022 by downloads, according to Sensor Tower data.


Garena Free Fire from Garena was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide for January 2022 with 24 million installs, which represented a 51.6 percent increase from January 2021. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were India (for Garena Free Fire Max) at approximately 25.5 percent of its total downloads and Brazil at 11.7 percent. The full top 10 ranking of mobile games worldwide by downloads for January 2022 is above. Game download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

Subway Surfers from Sybo Games was the second most installed mobile game worldwide last month with 23.7 million installs, which represented a 58.6 percent increase from January 2021. The countries with the largest number of Subway Surfers installs were India at 20.7 percent, followed by the United States at approximately 7 percent. Roblox from Roblox Corporation, Candy Crush Saga from King, and Race Master 3D from Say Games rounded out the top five most installed mobile games worldwide for the month.

The global mobile games market generated 5.2 billion downloads across the App Store and Google Play in January 2022, marking an increase of 2.8 percent year-over-year. The No. 1 market for global game downloads was India, which accumulated 761.8 million installs, or 14.6 percent of total worldwide downloads. The U.S. ranked No. 2 for downloads at 8.7 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 January 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022. 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: February 2022