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App Annie released a report showing the best mobile games and apps in the first quarter of 2021.
The report includes data for nine countries, including the United States and China, looking at the top games based on downloads, consumer spending, and monthly active users.
In the United States, Project Makeover recorded the most downloads. Roblox recorded the highest consumer spending, while Among us enjoyed the most monthly active users. The new Crash Bandicoot: On The Run also got off to a good start, ranking # 2 on the downloads chart.
“While mobile gaming has produced a vast array of original IPs, it still represents a huge opportunity for ‘classic’ franchises,” said Lexi Sydow, Marketing Manager, App Annie, at GamesBeat. “King, video game publisher, behind the famous Candy Crush franchise – only launched Crash Bandicoot: On The Run on March 25, but the game still generated 21 million downloads in just four days, reaching 9.1 million downloads on launch day in all eight major markets including the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Russia, France, Germany and the Spain, including 2.6 million in the United States alone. His one week of availability was enough to propel him to the top of the group games rankings – No.2 in the US, No.1 in Germany, No.3 in the UK and No.9 in France. Crash Bandicoot’s brand recognition and popularity of the casual games category helps position the app for future success, building on a successful launch campaign, driven by a gradual launch and pre-campaign. registration to stimulate demand. “
On The Run is part of Activision Blizzard’s effort to bring more of its best franchises to mobile following the success of Call of Duty Mobile. He is also working on Diablo: Immortal, which will bring the popular action RPG series to mobile.
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