Mobile gaming grew 22 per cent in Q2 2016

James Batchelor
Mobile gaming grew 22 per cent in Q2 2016

The mobile games industry continues to grow, with downloads far outstretching those in any other category.

VentureBeatgot an early glimpse at a new report from Sensor Tower that shows the games sector grew by 22 per cent across iOS and Google Play in the three months ending June 30th, which is before the release of Pokemon Go.

The report goes on to show that games racked up a whopping 359 per cent more downloads than the second biggest category – tools – on Google Play. Games reached 5.23bn downloads, while tools managed 1.14bn. Similarly, iOS games achieved 1.83bn downloads for Q2 2016, ahead of 502m for photo and video apps – a difference of 265 per cent.

The most popular game for the three-month period was Slither.io, which managed just over 80m downloads across iOS and Android.

Develop has more details.

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