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Subway Surfers is the top mobile game of the decade by downloads

App Annie: Clash of Clans was No.1 in consumer spend from 2010 to 2019

Supercell's Clash of Clans was the top-grossing mobile game of the decade, while Subway Surfers was the most-downloaded, according to mobile data and analytics firm App Annie.

The top-downloaded title from 2010 to 2019, Subway Surfers, passed 2.5 billion downloads in mid-2018, and was the first-ever game to reach 1 billion downloads on Android alone. It has continued to grow since, including reaching the third most-downloaded title for 2019 alone. The game was launched by Danish developers Kiloo and SYBO Games in 2012, and has since gone on to spawn an animated series and lifestyle brand.

Update: SYBO has since reached out to let us know that Subway Surfers has reached over 2.7 billion downloads. The original story continues below:

On the list of top-downloaded games in 2019 alone, No.8 Homescapes had reached 223 million downloads by November, and Call of Duty Mobile was downloaded 148 million times in its first month. It was also named Mobile Game of the Year by both Google Play and The Game Awards.

By revenue, Fate/Grand Order was No.1 for 2019 and No.5 for the decade. But for 2010 to 2019, Supercell's Clash of Clans wore the crown. Its last major milestone was grossing an estimated more than $6.4 billion as of earlier this year.

For comparison, Pokemon GO at No.8 for the decade had surpassed $3 billion in lifetime revenue in October of this year.

Top 10 mobile games of 2019 by download

  1. Free Fire
  2. PUBG Mobile
  3. Subway Surfers
  4. Color Bump 3D
  5. Fun Race 3D
  6. Run Race 3D
  7. My Talking Tom 2
  8. Homescapes
  9. Stack Ball
  10. Call of Duty: Mobile

Top 10 mobile games of 2019 by revenue

  1. Fate/Grand Order
  2. Honour of Kings
  3. Candy Crush Saga
  4. Monster Strike
  5. Lineage M
  6. Pokemon GO
  7. Fantasy Westward Journey
  8. Clash of Clans
  9. Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle
  10. PUBG Mobile

Top 10 mobile games of the decade by download

  1. Subway Surfers
  2. Candy Crush Saga
  3. Temple Run 2
  4. My Talking Tom
  5. Clash of Clans
  6. Pou
  7. Hill Climb Racing
  8. Minion Rush
  9. Fruit Ninja
  10. 8 Ball Pool

Top 10 mobile games of the decade by revenue

  1. Clash of Clans
  2. Monster Strike
  3. Candy Crush Saga
  4. Puzzle & Dragons
  5. Fate/Grand Order
  6. Honour of Kings
  7. Fantasy Westward Journey
  8. Pokemon GO
  9. Game of War - Fire Age
  10. Clash Royale

For the record: A previous version of this article incorrectly referred to the Subway Surfers developers as Dutch instead of Danish. It has been amended above.

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