These are the most popular and profitable apps in the Google Play Store for all times

These are the most popular and profitable apps in the Google Play Store for all times
Most of the money that comes from software development for phones and tablets, is from gaming, both at the App Store and at Google Play, and the latest rankings from the mobile analytic shop App Annie come to prove that notion once again. 

This time the research firm turned its attention to Android and the Play Store, issuing a report that lists the most profitable, as well as the most popular apps and games for all times there.

Ever since the Play Store's inception, its total number of downloads and revenue have been growing exponentially, as you can see from the charts. Which is the most downloaded title for all times, though? Why, Facebook if it comes to apps, and Subway Surfers if it comes to games. When we look at profits, though, the tables are turned - the highest grossing revenue in the Android world comes from the hugely popular in Asia LINE messenger and its adjacent games. Puzzle & Dragons, on the other hand, is the most profitable Android game for all times, according to the App Annie analytics.

If you wonder why you haven't heard about these two titles at all, you shouldn't. As you can see, 6/10 of the most profitable apps, and 4/10 of the most profitable games are with a Japanese origin, made predominantly for local use, which comes to show how important the Asian market is for the Play Store's revenue numbers. Given that just 0.15% of mobile gamers contribute to half of all monthly in-app purchases that are the bread-and-butter of the widespread freemium monetization model, Android developers should be following the twists and turns of the Japanese and South Korean users' tastes with bated breath at least as closely as they are following the US or German markets.


source: AppAnnie

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9 Comments

1. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

any chance you have the revenues?

2. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

Activision and Blizzard made candy crush? Huh. Little out of the normal for they types of games they usually produce.

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

They bought the company once they were established

4. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

Ah, understood thanks.

5. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

Puzzles and dragons is super addicting. I never spent a dollar but it is always so tempting when you roll really bad eggs. it has so much end game that it never gets bored.

6. d_myke

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Facebook dominating. Kinda sad

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

well its free. Lots of people have accounts, but many never post or add friends.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Facebook Messenger is only in the list because you are forced to download it, if you wanna chat in FB. I liked the older way

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Once the other guys finish falling from grace, Android will be an even more attractive platform, and then he devs will increase the quality of the apps eo where they should and they will make even more money. The "app store" apps will become the CRapp store apps.and Android will have 90% of the pie and everyone else will be the dirt under Google's feet, until the next big thing in mobile technology comes through.

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