What’s been rocking your world so far in 2016? We’ve crunched the numbers to discover the most-downloaded apps on the App Store all around the world.
Some of the names might be familiar, but there’s some surprises in here too.
Australians love gaming!
Australia have a special place in Lucky Nugget Casino’s heart – not least because they totally love their pokies!
The most popular app in Australia this year is Heart of Vegas Slots! which offers 2,000,000 free coins when you first download it. The game has a huge range of different slots to play – it’s no surprise that Australia are hooked!
The third most popular app in Australia is also an online casino game – Slotomania Slots Free Casino, and it’s the third most-downloaded app in New Zealand too, for added international appeal.
With over 14 million downloads across the world, Slotomania is a famous face in the gaming world. The app is popular for its sleek graphics and easy-to-play games.
All around the world
Many countries, such as Canada, don’t see any gaming apps break their Top 5 download list. But other apps are popular internationally and see strong sales around the world.
Game of War – Fire Age is Russia’s favourite app. It’s in the second spot for USA, Canada and New Zealand, and places highly for many other countries too.
Candy Crush Saga is still popular in the UK (2), Sweden (2), Switzerland (2) and Mexico (2), while Clash of Clans and Mobile Strike also place very strongly across the board.
And over in India, the favourite app is Teen Patti – Indian Poker, appealing to those looking for a different kind of online gaming fix.
Pokemon Go rules 2016
Taking podium position in every country except Australia, Italy, Russia and India, Pokemon Go is far and away 2016’s top app. It ranked at number 2 in Australia and Italy too, just to cement its status as a global phenomenon.
Its popularity soared as soon as it was released onto the App Store, and many players couldn’t wait to get on it. While its player numbers have been steadily dropping off due to bugs and boredom, it’s made more than 300 million USD for its developers, Niantic.
It’s always interesting to see what the most popular apps are world-wide, and gaming has a decent market share in India and Oceania. As people turn more and more to gaming on their phones, companies need to keep up with the digital revolution – which is why we have so many amazing mobile slots machines ready and waiting to be played.