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STORE INTELLIGENCE · JONATHAN BRISKMAN · FEBRUARY 2019

Top New Mobile Games Worldwide in 2018 by Downloads

See the top new mobile games worldwide in 2018 by downloads, according to Sensor Tower data.

Top New Mobile Games Worldwide in 2018 by Downloads

The top new mobile game worldwide in 2018 by downloads was Helix Jump from Voodoo with more than 300 million installs. The full ranking of the top new mobile games by worldwide downloads last year is below. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

Top New Mobile Games Worldwide in 2018 by Downloads Chart

PUBG Mobile was the second most downloaded new mobile game last year, followed by Rise Up, Love Balls and Happy Glass.

New hit battle royale games in 2018 included PUBG Mobile and Fortnite. Tencent’s PUBG Mobile and Epic Games’ Fortnite were the No. 1 and 3 new App Store games, respectively. Voodoo had five of the top 20 new games. Voodoo games Hole.io (No. 7), Paper.io 2 (No. 8), Color Road (No. 12), and Fire Balls 3D (No. 15) joined the top new game, Helix Jump.

Store Intelligence users can see app revenue and app download estimates for the above publishers in addition to historical performance metrics on the Sensor Tower platform. Our estimates include worldwide downloads for the App Store and Google Play between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. 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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Jonathan Briskman

Written by: Jonathan Briskman, Senior Mobile Insights Analyst

Date: February 2019

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