The usual annual report drawn up by Sensor Tower on the trendiest apps and games throughout 2021 arrives on time, also considering the revenues generated by these on the respective app stores. The first evidence that emerges from the Sensor Tower analysis concerns the most downloaded apps in 2021.
As you can see from the rankings below, TikTok is the most downloaded app of 2021. This is confirmed also considering only the iOS app category , while for Android the most downloaded app of the year turned out to be Facebook .
The second image you find here above shows the trend in the number of downloads compared to last year: on iOS there was a slight decrease , while on Android there was an increase. This led to an overall increase of 0.5% .
Going instead to see the revenues generated by the various apps, we see how the Play Store and App Store trends are reversed compared to what happens for the number of downloads. Earnings on the Apple store are almost double those recorded on the Play Store. Overall, there was a 20% increase in earnings over last year, equally spread across both Android and iOS.
Also in this case, it is TikTok the app that has generated the greatest revenues in general and in the iOS area. On Android, the most profitable is Google One , for obvious reasons of subscriptions. Even if TikTok, fourth in the ranking, turns out to be the first if we exclude the apps that provide subscription services to be used.
If we go to exclusively consider mobile games , both on Android and on iOS we find a healthy sector. Globally, there was a 12% increase in revenues compared to a 2020 that had already been excellent from this point of view. The game that has generated the most revenue by far is PUBG Mobile . Below you will find the rankings in detail.
For more information on the analyzes presented by Sensor Tower, we suggest you refer to the complete post that you find in the link to the source.