According to the data released by Sensor Tower, Apple’s App Store generated nearly 94 per cent more revenue than Google Play in the third quarter. Almost 66 per cent of the total mobile app revenue reported in the third quarter was generated by the App Store. This is considered to be the largest gap since at least 2014.
On the other hand, Google Play spending increased 21.5 per cent year-on-year to $6.2 billion (almost Rs. 45,630 crores). Sensor Tower in July this year revealed that the $38.5 billion (almost Rs. 2,63,000 crores) revenue generated by the App Store in the first half of this year was close to twice the $20.1 billion (roughly Rs. 1,48,000 crores) revenue generated by Google Play.
Netflix emerged as the “world’s top-grossing, the non-game mobile app” for the third consecutive quarter in the third quarter, and on the downloads front, Facebook topped the global app download chart with four of the top five apps for the third quarter.
PUBG Mobile, which is among the top-trending games by China’s Tencent, reached the top five list of most downloaded games.