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STORE INTELLIGENCE · CRAIG CHAPPLE · JUNE 2020

Top Mobile Games Worldwide for May 2020 by Downloads

See the top mobile games worldwide for May 2020 by downloads, according to Sensor Tower data.

Top Mobile Games Worldwide for May 2020 by Downloads

ASMR Slicing from Crazy Labs was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide for May 2020 with 36.5 million installs. The countries with the most installs of the game during this period were the United States at 12 percent of its total downloads and Brazil at 9.6 percent. The full top 10 ranking of mobile games worldwide by downloads for May 2020 is above. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower's Store Intelligence platform.

PUBG Mobile from Tencent was the second most installed mobile game worldwide last month with 34.2 million installs, which represented a 91 percent year-over-year increase from May 2019. The countries with the largest number of PUBG Mobile installs were India at 35.8 percent, followed by Egypt at 7.2 percent. Garena Free Fire from Garena, Save The Girl from Lion Studios, and Gardenscapes from Playrix rounded out the top five most installed mobile games worldwide for the month.

Coin Master from Moon Active notably entered the top 10 download rankings on the App Store last month. The game has increased user spending substantially over the past year, becoming a global top grosser, largely thanks to Google Play revenue. However, App Store downloads have been on the increase since January 2020, hitting a record 5 million in May, suggesting a concerted user acquisition campaign on Apple's marketplace. This has coincided with a large increase in player spending, which grew to $36.6 million on iOS last month, another record.

Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Mobile Games Worldwide for April 2020 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 May 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020. 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.

Note: PUBG Mobile installs include downloads of Game for Peace / Peacekeeper Elite, Tencent's localized version of the title for the Chinese market.


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Craig Chapple

Written by: Craig Chapple, Mobile Insights Strategist, EMEA

Date: June 2020