Consumers spent an average of $1.63 billion on mobile games and downloaded 1.2 billion titles each week during the first quarter of 2023, according to a new report from data.ai.
Earlier this week, the company also revealed that global consumer spending on mobile apps is set to hit $33.9 billion in Q1, while downloads have already reached 38.2 billion.
Data.ai said that the United States, South Korea and Japan were the biggest contributors to consumer spending on Google Play games in the first three months of the year. On iOS, the US, China and Japan were the top performers, while Japan, Taiwan and South Korea were the top growing markets.
When it comes to mobile game installs, India and Brazil dominated the Android market, with Turkey, Russia and Iraq seeing the biggest QoQ growth in absolute downloads.
Meanwhile, the US and China saw the most downloads on iOS, while the US, Turkey and Russia saw the most growth in downloads compared to the previous quarter.
Top mobile games of Q1 2023
The app analytics company also revealed the top mobile games of Q1 2023, in terms of downloads, consumer spend, and monthly active users.
According to the report, popular endless runner game Subway Surfers, which was acquired by Miniclip last year, saw the most downloads during the first quarter of this year. It was followed by Garena Free Fire, Candy Crush Saga, Roblox, Ludo King, FIFA Soccer, Attack Hole, Football League 2023, Gardenscapes, and Going Balls respectively.
When it comes to consumer spend, Honor of Kings was the winner title of the quarter, followed by Candy Crush Saga, Genshin Impact, Roblox, Game for Peace, Coin Master, Pokémon GO, Royal Match, Gardenscapes, and Uma Musume Pretty Derby.
Lastly, Roblox had the most monthly active users in Q1, followed by Candy Crush Saga, Free Fire, Subway Surfers, Minecraft, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Ludo King, PUBG Mobile, Clash of Clans, and Pokémon GO.