For mobile phone gamers, 2019 has been a great year. Telling Lies and Dead Cells have been a hit with Apple users while upcoming releases like Rush Wars and Diablo Immortal will add to a growing catalog of great mobile games for both iOS and Android devices.
In the United States, Call of Duty tops the best sellers at the Apple Store while at the Google Play Store Coin Master has been number one since the beginning of the year. But what games are a hit with users elsewhere around the world? Let’s take a look.
Similar to players on this side of the Atlantic, Coin Master has so far fended off the fierce competition from the hugely popular Call of Duty: Mobile. In the UK it tops the charts for both iOS and Android users. Candy Crush Saga is still a big hitter at Apple and Google stores too. New games to win favour in 2019 include Infinity Ops, Major Mayhem 2, and PUBG.
Aussie gamers have, like their neighbors New Zealand, found enjoyment in online casino games with four out of five Google Play Store releases within this niche. Only Pokemon Go breaks this trend. For iPhone users, it’s Candy Crush Saga which makes a top five otherwise dominated by casino-inspired slots games. Elsewhere, The Voxel Agents, Bonza Word Puzzle, and Fruit Ninja have proven popular in recent months.
In New Zealand, it’s all about slots in 2019. Casino games dominate the Google Play Store rankings with attractive casino bonus offers featuring 200% first deposit match bonuses and free spins for new customers helping to drive the market. Currently at LeoVegas, for example, popular games include Book of Dead, Starburst, and Immortal Romance.
Mario Kart Tour while their Android counterparts haven’t found a game to top the sales of Candy Crush Saga. This year, Color Bump 3D has emerged as the most downloaded gaming title ahead of Stickman Hook and Polysphere according to statistics released by the Google Play Store.
Survival shooter Garena Free Fire has continued to be a hit with Brazil’s Android and iOS users in 2019. The excitement of single 10-minute games where you battle against 49 competitors on a remote island has won the hearts of mobile phone users in the South American country. Call of Duty: Mobile is also a big hit and continues to move its way up the top grossing charts.
With plenty of exciting releases to come in 2019 and 2020 including Minecraft Earth, and further innovation in both gameplay and hardware, it’ll be interesting to see if some new games can topple long-running favorites like Coin Master, Pokemon Go, and Candy Crush.