Smartphone gamers spent more time playing 'Candy Crush Saga' and 'Clash of Clans' than 'Fortnite' this summer
New data from mobile research firm Apptopia shows how many hours Android and iOS device sunk into the most popular smartphone games - and there were a few surprises on the list.
Most notably, the data reveal that "Fortnite: Battle Royale," the international sensation, still claims fewer playing hours than years-old games like "Clash of Clans" and "Candy Crush Saga." However, it's worth noting that "Fortnite" wasn't even available on Android during the time covered by the report, and still made a strong showing for itself.The data shows how many hours the game was played worldwide, across both Android and iOS devices, between the May and July of 2018. The list includes two battle royale titles, a few "Bejeweled"-inspired color-matching games, and a handful of games for younger children.
As a heads up, every game on this list is free to download, largely relying on in-app purchases and subscriptions to make money.
Here are the top mobile games, ranked by the total number of hours users spend playing them: