Apptopia October report: Asian developers dominate the top new games on iOS and Android

first_imgApptopia October report: Asian developers dominate the top new games on iOS and AndroidGames from Asian markets account for nine of the top ten new games on App Store in terms of IAP spendingHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterWednesday 7th November 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareMarket intelligence firm Apptopia has revealed the top new games worldwide for October across iOS and Android. In terms of in-app spending, Asia dominates the App Store, with nine out of ten top grossing new games coming from Asian markets. It’s a different story regarding downloads however, where only four out of the top ten new games are from Asian markets. “Apple continues to make inroads in Asia,” said Apptopia. “While its market share of downloads in the continent is not strong, it has been able to tap into the culture’s propensity to spend on mobile.”Despite this, Android still leads in Asian markets with the top new games racking up more downloads and higher in-app purchase revenue. Words Story, Unnie Doll, and Pac-Man: Ralph Breaks the Maze are the standouts for October, managing to break the top ten downloads on both iOS and Android. Regarding in-app spending revenue, only Atelier Online, Bacrett Monster, and Deity made the top ten on both stores. Breaking down new games by category, Arcade and Puzzle lead both the App Store and Google Play. While strategy titles have long proved to be some of the highest grossing games on mobile, it’s not an area many new developers are seeking to exploit. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “In October, the top 50 Strategy games created 78% of the revenue for that category,” said Apptopia. “This category is top heavy and dominated by games such as Clash of Clans, Lords Mobile, Final Fantasy XV, etc. “As you can see by the breakdown of new game launches, developers mostly, and correctly, leaned in other directions for their new games in October.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 11 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 14 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more