Subway Surfers is world's first game to reach 1 billion downloads on the Play Store

Subway Surfers is world's first game to reach 1 billion downloads on the Play Store
Developers SYBO and Kiloo Games have just announced their endless runner Subway Surfers is world's first game to reach 1 billion downloads on Google Play Store.

Subway Surfers made its debut on mobile devices almost six years ago, but the teams behind it never stopped supporting the game and adding new content to it on a monthly basis. According to developers, Subway Surfers was the most downloaded game of 2017.

Apparently, last year the game broke through its all-time annual download record with more than 400 million mostly organic downloads on both Android and iOS platforms. But the story doesn't end here, as SYBO Games Chief Executive Officer, Mathias Gredal Noervig promises more surprises for fans of the endless runner.


Out of the 79 world tour visits released by developers, the most popular destinations in Subway Surfers last year were Peru, Saint Petersburg, and Cairo. Seems like a great time to start playing it again, right?

source: SYBO

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15 Comments

1. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Interesting. Google Play still says 500 million.

8. pankajxdx

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

I think they meant Android and iOS combined.

2. Eclectech

Posts: 346; Member since: May 01, 2013

Bravo to the developers and those who support the game. The game has worked consistently well for me, since the games came out several years ago.

3. crogers2012

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I would have to say it being preinstalled on millions of devices from the carrier doesn't have anything to do with that

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4093; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Where do you live that you still have carrier loaded games? Haven't seen that in years.

16. acme64

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

haven't bought a carrier phone in years so i wouldn't know anyway

6. JcHnd

Posts: 275; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Where tho? usually what you get are demos and not the full games, and as the other person said, i havent seen that either in years, now they just put carrier bloatware

12. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Samsung phones had preinstalled games on Verizon from like the S4 to S6.

4. hansip87

Posts: 226; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

huh.. Who would have thought?

7. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Boo It doesn't even cloud sync your progress & the characters are the ugliest I've seen in a popular game

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Looks like you got a modded apk.

9. Rager722 unregistered

I wish you were able to same data so I can still continue where I left off on a new phone

10. alligator

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

Every second Youtuber is testing the speed of the new phones with this game. The vendors are probably more than happy that their game is so popular.

14. dcwt2010

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Never heard of it...

15. Donbenie

Posts: 259; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Still my default favorite game..

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