PUBG Mobile may have been banned earlier this year, but it is still finding its way to the top-10 lists in India.
One of India’s fastest-growing markets is mobile gaming. The reason for Mobile Gaming’s exponential growth in India is the 4G revolution and the “Make in India” initiative.
In 2016, the country saw a steep decrease in data rates with a higher cap with the introduction of the 4G internet. Because of the Make in India program, the smartphone industry has also benefited from tax rebates. App analytics company App Annie has now released its study of the top mobile games of 2020 in India.
India’s most downloaded mobile games in 2020
1 – Ludo King
2 – Carrom Pool
3 – Hunter Assassin
4 – Free Fire
5 – Bubble Shooter
6 – PUBG Mobile
7 – Subway Surfer
8 – Subway Princess Runner
9 – Temple Run 2
10 – Hill Climbing Racing
Launched in 2016, Ludo King by Gametion Technologies is leading the downloads charts, led by Carrom Pool. Ludo and Carrom are both popular indoor games that have been enjoyed by Indians for decades.
The fourth most downloaded game in the country is Free Fire. In 2020, with over 266 million downloads, it is also the most downloaded game worldwide. The game received the Esports Awards Mobile Game of the Year Award.
PUBG Mobile in India is the sixth most downloaded game in 2020.
PUBG Mobile, another battle royale, is in 6th place in India’s overall downloads despite the ban. Before the ban, India made up more than 24 percent of the game’s total downloads.
The game was also the 4th most downloaded game in the world with 232.5 million downloads, according to Sensor Tower. For PUBG Mobile, the year 2020 was excellent as it created more than USD 2.6 billion in revenue in the year, making it the highest-earning mobile game of the year.
Subway Surfer, a running game launched in 2012, is still popular in the country and in the overall downloads it sits at 7th position.
The other famous games that have made it to the Top 10 list are Hunter Assasin, Temple Run 2, and Hill Climbing. On low-end computers, all three games run smoothly, which makes them famous in the region.
Players will hope that PUBG Mobile will finally make a comeback.