Top Publishers Worldwide for Q1 2019 by Downloads

See the top publishers worldwide in Q1 2019 by downloads, according to Sensor Tower data.

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Facebook topped the list with the most downloads last quarter, totaling more than 778 million new installs. The full ranking of the top 10 most downloaded publishers during Q1 2019 is below. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

Worldwide Top Publishers by Overall Downloads

Google was the second best performing publisher in terms of worldwide downloads in Q1 2019 with more than 603 million new installs. The next highest performing publisher was Voodoo, followed by ByteDance and Outfit7 Limited.

Top Publishers Worldwide Overall for Q1 2019

Outfit7 Limited, publisher of the Talking Tom franchise, was the No. 5 publisher worldwide by downloads in Q1 2019. The rest of the top five publishers were the same as the previous quarter. Good Job Games, Garena Games, and Bigo entered the top 20 publishers in Q1 2019. Garena’s top game, Garena Free Fire, had 72 million first-time downloads in the quarter.

Worldwide Top Publishers by App Store Downloads

Google was the most downloaded publisher on the App Store worldwide for Q1 2019 with close to 196 million installs, followed by Tencent, Voodoo, Facebook, and Alibaba Group.

Top App Store Publishers Worldwide for Q1 2019

The top five publishers were the same as in Q4 2018. China had six of the top 20 publishers, including Tencent, Alibaba Group, and ByteDance among the top 10. Hyper-casual games publishers Good Job Games and Playgendary entered the top 10 in Q1 at No. 7 and 8 respectively. Good Job Games had the most installed game in the quarter.

Worldwide Top Publishers by Google Play Downloads

Facebook was the most downloaded publisher on Google Play worldwide for Q1 2019 with more than 676 million installs, followed by Google, Outfit7 Limited, ByteDance, and Voodoo.

Top Google Play Publishers Worldwide for Q1 2019

Garena Free Fire propelled its publisher into the top 15 on Google Play in Q1 2019. The game was extremely popular in emerging markets such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Mexico. Kingsoft, Lion Studios, and Mobirix fell out of the top 10 in Q1 2019. These publishers had the No. 6 and No. 8 spots, respectively, in Q4 2018 with more than 100 million downloads apiece.

Interested in additional Q1 2019 insights? Download a free copy of our Q1 2019 Data Digest report here.

Store Intelligence users can see revenue and download estimates for the above apps and 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, 2018 and Mar. 31, 2019. 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: May 2019

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