- Garena Free Fire has been banned in India
- The game was banned earlier this week alongside 53 other apps that originated in China
- Sybo Games’ Subway Surfers was the second most installed mobile game
Garena Free Fire by Garena became the world’s most downloaded mobile game in January 2022 with 24 million installs, representing a 51.6% increase from January 2021.
The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were India with around 25.5% of its total downloads and Brazil with 11.7%, reports Sensor Tower.
Sybo Games’ Subway Surfers was the second most installed mobile game in the world last month with 23.7 million installs, representing a 58.6% increase from January 2021.
The countries with the highest number of Subway Surfers installs were India with 20.7%, followed by the United States with around 7%. Roblox from Roblox Corporation, Candy Crush Saga from King and Race Master 3D from Say Games round out the top five most installed mobile games worldwide for the month.
The global mobile games market generated 5.2 billion downloads on the App Store and Google Play in January 2022, marking a 2.8% year-over-year increase.
The number one market for global game downloads was India, which racked up 761.8 million installs, or 14.6% of total global downloads. The United States ranks second in downloads with 8.7%, followed by Brazil with 8.2%.
Garena Free Fire has been banned in India. The game was banned earlier this week alongside 53 other apps believed to have originated in China.