My Talking Angela 2 from Outfit7 was the most downloaded mobile game worldwide for August 2021 with 28.5 million installs. The countries with the most installs of the game during this period were India at about 18 percent of its total downloads and Brazil at 10.4 percent. The full top 10 ranking of mobile games worldwide by downloads for August 2021 is above. Game download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.
Fidget Toys Trading from Tap2Play was the second most installed mobile game worldwide last month with approximately 27 million installs. The countries with the largest number of Fidget Toys Trading installs were Brazil at 13.7 percent, followed by Indonesia at 9.3 percent. Garena Free Fire from Garena, PUBG Mobile from Tencent, and Subway Surfers from Sybo Games rounded out the top five most installed mobile games worldwide for the month.
The global mobile games market generated 4.7 billion downloads across the App Store and Google Play in August 2021, marking a decline of approximately 4 percent year-over-year. The No. 1 market for global game downloads was India, which accumulated more than 825 million installs, or 17.6 percent of total worldwide downloads. The United States ranked No. 2 for downloads at 8.3 percent, followed by Brazil at 8.2 percent.
While Hypercasual titles have dominated the top charts in recent years, last month the genre accounted for just four titles out of the top 10, compared to six in August 2020. Sensor Tower’s Game Taxonomy shows that Hypercasual games generated a combined 984.3 million downloads in August 2021, marking the first time the genre has dipped below 1 billion installs in a calendar month this year, and is the lowest since November 2020. A number of factors could be at play, including IDFA changes made to the App Store, which have impacted targeted user acquisition campaigns for all publishers.
Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Mobile Games Worldwide for July 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 August 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021. 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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