This is undoubtedly the no-surprise of the day: Among Us , the video game phenomenon of the year 2020, climbs to the top of the charts for the annual review of the most downloaded mobile games in the world as shown in the ranking established by the Apptopia site.
Far from being the impostor of this new ranking, this multiplayer game born in 2018 has suddenly found a place in the hearts of many mobile players over the past year and will land during this year 2021 on Xbox consoles. .
The game from InnerSloth teams has totaled 264 million downloads worldwide, a few tens of millions more than the second title in the Subway Surfers ranking with 227 million downloads. In third position we find Garena Free Fire (218 million), the very popular battle royale in Asia and leader of the ranking in 2019. The Tencent PUBG hit comes just behind and totals 175 million downloads.
Roblox, the kids, and mommy and daddy's wallet
However, due to the largely transaction-free business model for Among Us , the ranking of the top-grossing mobile games is quite different. It is PUBG which trusts the pole position with 1.1 billion dollars, a number of the most impressive.
Behind him is Arena of Valor , a MOBA also published by Tencent and whose figure – $ 947 million in revenue – comes only from iOS devices in China, a precision that commands respect. It is followed by the perpetual hit Pokémon Go ($ 757 million) and finally Monster Strike ($ 687 million), still very popular in Japan.
Among Us is also the most downloaded games in the United States, with 41 million downloads – closely followed by Roblox (40 million), another phenomenon that has endured for almost a decade on American soil. This massively multiplayer open-world free-to-play allowing free creation on the part of its users has experienced a significant resurgence of success caused by the restrictive containment measures imposed following the health crisis linked to the COVID epidemic -19. Roblox remains the game that generated the most profits in the country of Uncle Sam with a record 314 million dollars, well, far from Candy Crush Saga (251 million).