Apple recently hosted an event honouring the best games and apps of 2019. The company has since revealed which games were the most downloaded of the year. Nintendo’s ‘Mario Kart Tour’ took the top spot, despite only releasing in September. Other big winners include Minecraft and Stardew Valley.
Mario Kart Tour topped the charts for the most downloaded free iPhone game of the year. The game released at the end of September, to relatively mixed and negative reviews. It is therefore surprising to see that the title managed to become the most downloaded game of the year on iPhone in just over 2 months. That being said, the title did attain over 123 million downloads in its first month, so perhaps this achievement isn’t so surprising.
The most downloaded paid game on both iPhone and iPad was Minecraft. The title is consistently the most downloaded premium (paid) game of the month on the App Store, and is currently the best selling premium video game of all time, with over 180 million copies sold. The most downloaded free game on the iPad meanwhile was Roblox.
Other notable games on the list includes Stardew Valley. The indie farming title achieved 8th and 6th place on the most downloaded paid games for iPhone and iPad respectively. Call of Duty Mobile was the 4th most downloaded free game of 2019 on the iPhone. The first-person shooter was downloaded over 56.7 million times on Apple’s App store in its first week alone.
Lastly, Fortnite managed to stay in the charts. The battle royale game was the 8th and 6th most downloaded free game for iPhone and iPad respectively. The complete list of the most downloaded free and paid games on the iOS App Store can be found here.
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