These are the five most popular mobile games in India

These are the five most popular mobile games in India
Mobile gaming has taken off in India thanks to an explosion in the availability of capable smartphones and decent mobile internet speeds.

The Indian gaming industry is reportedly valued at $890 million. But it is widely believed to have hit the billion dollar mark thanks to its double digit growth rate. This should not come as a surprise though – India has over 450 million smartphone users, so there is enough audience that can be targeted by game developers across categories.

At the moment, though, it looks like Battle Royale games are amongst the most popular games in India. Titles like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty: Mobile and more are highly popular, with the monthly active users’ figure crossing 100 million.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

PUBG Mobile has taken India and the world by storm. According to data from Sensor Tower, a company that tracks mobile app stores, PUBG Mobile raked in revenue of $496 million in 2019, recording a whopping 652% growth rate year-on-year.

Tencent, the game’s developer, also organizes tournaments on a regular basis, which helps in spreading the game’s popularity.

Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Mobile was launched earlier this year, and in no time, it has managed to climb up the popularity charts. It recorded over 100 million downloads in the first week of its launch, with over 13 million downloads coming from India, which is second after the US.

Clash of Clans

Developed by Supercell, Clash of Clans has raked in over $2.5 billion in revenue so far. Clash of Clans is a free-to-play game, although there are plenty of in-app purchases in case you don’t want to grind it out.

As the name signifies, this is a clan-based game wherein players can form clans of up to 50 people and participate in clan wars to collect loot that includes items like elixir, gold and more.

Clash Royale

Clash Royale is also developed by Supercell and works on a similar idea as that of Clash of Clans. Clans are a part of Clash Royale as well, and players must defend their towers from enemy attacks. However, unlike Clash of Clans, you must actively defend your tower and attack your enemy at the same time.

Clash Royale has raked in over $1 billion in revenue within a year of its launch.

8 Ball Pool

8 Ball Pool is a game developed by Miniclip and is one of the biggest multiplayer pool games. With over 500 million downloads, there are plenty of users you can play against-- online. Players can also participate in tournaments and win prizes.

Other games

There are several other games that are popular in India. Some notable mentions include Candy Crush, Stick Cricket, Ludo King and Subway Surfers.

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