Call of Duty: Mobile is December’s most-downloaded iOS game


Call of Duty: Mobile
Call of Duty: Mobile has been a big success.
Photo: Activision

December was a good month for Call of Duty: Mobile, which topped the iOS App Store list of most-downloaded games, according to a new report from app analytics platform Sensor Tower.

The report says the game led across both iOS and Android:

Call of Duty: Mobile by Activision … had its best month for downloads since November 2019 following a successful launch in China on Christmas. The title racked up 16.6 million installs last month, with 58.5 percent of those coming from China’s App Store. It’s a sign that, while Chinese publishers are successfully expanding internationally, U.S. publishers can do the same in China with the support of a local partner.”

In second place was Among Us, which topped the overall most-downloaded list across both Android and iOS for the month due to its prime position on the Google Play app store. In third place was Project Makeover, followed by Shortcut Run and Sushi Roll 3D.

Installs are, of course, only part of the story when it comes to apps. Revenue is the most important factor, which is not covered by this particular report. Nonetheless, it seems pretty likely that all of these titles did very well. The App Store experienced a terrific month in December, capping off a record 2020, as many people remained trapped at home, desperately looking for distraction. December’s top non-gaming app was TikTok.

According to Apple, App Store customers spent a massive $1.8 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, mostly on games. On New Year’s Day, they spent more than $450 million in a single day.

What was your top game of 2020? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Sensor Tower


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