Garena Free Fire was the most downloaded smartphone game in October 2021, beating rivals such as PUBG Mobile, Roblox, Ludo King and Subway Surfers, according to the latest report from Sensor Tower. Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) title Honor of Kings was the highest grossing game of October and was ranked ahead of PUBG Mobile, Free Fire, according to another report from the famous data analytics company. and Genshin Impact. For Free Fire, India is the country that downloaded it the most, accounting for 30% of the game’s total downloads.
According to Sensor Tower’s report, Garena Free Fire, a popular battle royale game recorded 34 million installs in October. Of these, 30 percent of those downloads originated from India, while 12 percent originated from Brazil. Free Fire currently has over a billion downloads on the Play Store and currently tops the list of top grossing games in India. On the App Store, however, League of Legends: Wild Rift was the most downloaded app, while Free Fire landed last.
Rival PUBG Mobile was far eighth on the list of most downloaded games in October, according to the report. Other games that made the list were Candy Challenge 3D, Roblox, Subway Surfers, and Candy Crush Saga. Netflix’s popular Squid Game TV series has helped games like Candy Challenge 3D, Cookie Carver, and 456 make it to the top ten downloaded games of the month.
Honor of Kings was the highest grossing mobile game in the world in October, according to another report from Sensor Tower. The game grossed $ 329 million (roughly Rs 2,445 crore), while Tencent’s PUBG Mobile grossed $ 197 million (roughly Rs 1,465 crore), according to the report. Fifty-one percent of PUBG Mobile’s revenue came from China, where the game is released under a different title: Game for Peace. Other games that made it to the top grossing games list were Candy Crush Saga, Free Fire, League of Legends: Wild Rift.
India retained the top spot as the number one game download market in the world in October, with 762.6 million installs. These downloads from India accounted for 16.8% of the 4.5 billion downloads in the global mobile game market in October. The United States was in second place with 8.6 percent of total downloads, followed closely by Brazil with 8.3 percent. In terms of revenue, the United States remains the number one market for global revenue, with more than $ 2.1 billion (around Rs. 15,615 crore), or 28.3% of the total money spent in games around the world, according to the report.