Strongest Apps & Games on the iOS App Store

Strongest Apps & Games on the iOS App Store

We’re all aware of the apps and video games that everybody makes use of each day, however for the way lengthy do these common apps keep within the high charts? Are there important variations throughout international locations?


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The most well-liked apps and video games within the US (by downloads)

In the US, the present high 10 apps have ranked within the high 50 virtually daily over the previous 4 years. Whereas these apps (Snapchat, Fb, Netflix, Instagram, and many others) all launched between 2008 and 2012, they’re nonetheless among the many most used apps on the shop as we speak. It appears that evidently Fb might have launched a significant replace in 2019; nevertheless, Fb for cellular launched in 2006 and the iPhone app was launched in July 2008.

The highest charts are extra unstable within the Video games class. Roblox and Subway Surfers have ranked within the high 50 virtually daily since their launch in 2011 and 2012 respectively. The opposite video games have spent between 708 and 965 days within the high 50 – due to this fact, between 53% and 72% of the full days over the chosen interval. The very best-ranking video games amongst them had been WordscapesMagic Tiles, and Fortnite.

How did the Video games class evolve within the US?

Wanting extra exactly on the Video games class within the US, we have now seen some motion all through the years. Solely 4 video games managed to constantly rank within the high 50 for extra days than the competitors: Subway Surfers, Brawl Stars, Homescapes, and Magic Tiles 3. Often, video games comply with a downward development within the variety of days they rank within the high 50; nevertheless, Magic Tiles 3: Piano Video games skilled the alternative conduct and continued to be positioned among the many most downloaded video games on the finish of 2021.

What had been the most well-liked video games launched in 2021?

For all video games launched in 2021, we computed the variety of days every spent within the high 50 of their class. Since these values will not be weighted, video games launched earlier this 12 months have a better probability of showing right here in comparison with video games launched later within the 12 months. Nonetheless, some video games launched later within the 12 months nonetheless made it to the highest of the checklist, corresponding to Arrow Fest and Run Wealthy 3D.

Within the Video games Class, 3 gaming studios managed to see 2 video games every within the high charts: Good Job Video games with Paper Fold and Jelly Die, Rollic Video games with Hair Challenger and Arrow Fest, and Voodoo with Run Wealthy 3D and Bounce and accumulate. Most of those video games are informal or hyper-casual.

However, the video games launched within the Technique class in 2021 had been printed by a spread of various builders. 4 video games that had been launched in March ranked within the high 50 for over 130 days between January and September 2021: League of Legends, Magic: The Gathering, – Conquest, and Warpath.

Do high charts differ throughout international locations?

Wanting on the Informal class in 6 international locations over the previous 12 months, evidently the highest charts had been fairly comparable total (though there have been some slight variations). In all international locations, the three video games that ranked essentially the most usually within the high 25 this 12 months had been Magic Tiles 3: Piano RecreationSubway Surfers, and Water Type Puzzle. Sweet Crush was additionally among the many top-ranking video games in all international locations besides Japan.

The high charts in Japan seemed completely different than the opposite international locations: Subway Surfers didn’t rank within the high 25 for over 200 days and their top-ranking video games had been Save all of them – drawing puzzle and Toon Blast. In the meantime, these two video games didn’t carry out as nicely in different markets.

Who’re the largest app and video games publishers on the App Store?

The writer charts present the variety of days that every app writer ranked within the high 50 in 6 international locations in 2021 (Japan, France, United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, and India). We see that Google dominates the highest charts by far within the class “All”. Voodoo, Fb, Amazon, and Uber additionally comply with behind.

In all international locations, Voodoo leads the way in which within the Video games class with many video games that always rank extremely within the high charts. Within the chart above, we chosen the highest 10 publishers per nation that spent essentially the most days rating within the high 50 in 2021.

Playrix may be very sturdy in India, France, Brazil, and Japan however doesn’t rank among the many high 10 publishers in the UK or the US. Zynga is a high writer in all the chosen international locations besides Japan. Some builders particularly goal the Japanese market and will not be extremely seen in different international locations: Sega CompanyNetEase Video gamesLine CompanyFTY, or Bandai Namco Leisure. Total, the UK and the US look fairly comparable whereas the Japanese market may be very distinguishable from different international locations.


Equally to the Video games-All class, Voodoo was the most well-liked developer within the Recreation-Informal class (as had been Lions Studios and Good Job Video games). Nonetheless, not like within the Video games-All class, Playrix,, and Zynga had been absent from the highest 10 within the Recreation-Informal class. As an alternative, they had been changed by Playgendary Restricted, King, and Amanotes.

In conclusion, we have now seen the next insights from among the hottest video games on the App Store over time:

  • The class Apps-Allis extra unstable than the class Video games-All.
  • Lots of the top-ranking apps within the Apps-All class had been launched earlier than 2012. However, as we speak’s most established video games have been launched extra commonly over the previous years.
  • Within the US, the video games which have spent essentially the most time within the high 50 of the Video games class since 2019 are Subway SurfersBrawl Stars, Homescapes,and Magic Tiles 3.
  • Wanting on the high video games throughout international locations, evidently all the highest charts comply with comparable traits besides in Japan the place there are extra important variations.
  • By way of the highest app and recreation publishers, Googleand Voodooare clear leaders. Nonetheless, they undertake completely different fashions – Google’s apps stay within the high charts for for much longer than these from Voodoo. Another high gaming studios embrace Lion Studios, Playrix, Good Job Video games,, Zynga, and