Football Manager and Wordle among 10 fastest growing mobile games in 2022, study reveals – European Gaming Industry News
A new study by Mozillion revealed the fastest growing mobile apps in 2022 so far, as well as those that have declined the most in popularity since 2021. Mobile phone market researchers have analyzed data from over 500 of the most popular apps on the market today, to reveal which ones have risen (or fallen) in popularity with mobile phone users. The study also revealed which mobile gaming apps have risen and fallen the most in popularity over the past six months.
The 20 fastest growing mobile games in 2022
Delivery game Deliver It 3D is the fastest rising mobile game in the rankings, rising 997 positions in the App Store over the past six months. Extremely popular mobile games including Angry Bird, Football Manager, Wordle and HeadsUp! was also in the top 10 fastest growing mobile games in 2022 so far.
|Rank||mobile game||App Store Chart Position Increase (October 21 – April 22)|
|1||Deliver it 3D||997|
|2||Rovio Classics: Angry Bird||996|
|3||Soccer Manager 2022 Mobile||994|
|4||Fill the fridge||991|
|7||Soccer Manager 2021 Mobile||983|
|8||big man run||973|
|9||Total War: MEDIEVAL II||971|
|ten||Poppy Playtime Chapter 1||959|
|11||Arcadia – Arcade Watch Games||958|
|12||Super Goal – Soccer Sticman||955|
|13||Cafe Inc 2||953|
|17||The domain of fish||942|
|20||kill the arrow||938|
Top 20 Mobile Games That Decreased the Most in Popularity in 2022
The once-popular games Traffic Cop 3D and Paper Fold have proven to be among the apps with the biggest declines in popularity in 2022 so far, dropping between 996 and 999 spots on the App Store charts since 2021.
|Rank||mobile game||App Store Chart Position Decrease (October 21 – April 22)|
|1||3D traffic policeman||-999|
|5||3D flexible race||-985|
|6||3D Challenge Candy||-983|
|8||life of youtubers||-977|
|9||MAD FUT 22 Draft & Pack||-977|
|14||Water sorting puzzle||-964|
|16||Call of Duty||-950|
|17||Magic Tiles 3||-950|
|20||3D Survival Challenge||-939|
The most consistent mobile games of 2022
While some apps are only destined to spend a short time dominating the top positions of the App Store charts, others have remained consistent as we transition into the new year 2022. The extremely popular Minecraft remained in the top five rankings over the six-month period, as did the popular pizza game Papa’s Pizzeria.
|mobile game||App Store Chart Position Increase/Decrease (October 21 – April 22)|
Mozillion Founder Len Leeson comments:
“Apps are an integral part of everyday life for mobile phone owners in 2022. Whether it’s tracking fitness and nutrition, playing mobile games or socializing with friends and family, checking the weather – or even finding your life partner!Apps are becoming more technologically advanced and user-friendly every year, enabling our mobile phones to help us become more efficient and connected in our everyday lives.
Our research has shown that while some apps are just passing trends, others are very clearly here to stay and remain favorites with mobile phone users year after year.
There is currently an incredible choice of applications, and alongside fun applications, some are increasingly important and useful. With that in mind, we recommend looking for at least 128GB or even 256GB of storage when buying a new phone, so the capacity keeps pace with the (many) apps you might want to download.
To view the full list of apps rising and falling in popularity in 2022, visit: https://www.mozillion.com/resources/the-mozillion-app-trends-report-2022/