App Store spending reached $19 billion in Q3 of 2020, $12.4 billion for games

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Mobile consumers around the world spent $29.3 billion across the App Store and Play Store in Q3 of 2020, with total app installs reaching 36.5 billion, according to Sensor Tower Intelligence. The numbers show that app installs grew 23.4% over Q3 of last year, largely driven by a stay at home orders and online work and schooling.

In specific for the App Store, via in-app purchases, subscriptions, and premium apps, consumers spent $19 billion in Q3 of this year, last year was $14.5 billion, a 31% increase. Google’s Play Store saw a33.7% increase year-over-year from $7.7 billion in Q3 of 2019, to $10.3 billion this year.

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As for gaming, Apple consumers spent $12.4 billion in Q3 of this year vs. $10.0 billion last year during the same period, a 24% year-over-year increase. Internationally, global spending across the App Store and Play Store reached $20.9 billion, a 26.7% year-over-year increase.

The top-grossing games for the App Store between July 1st and September 30th was Honor of Kings, followed by PUBG Mobile, and 3 Kingdoms Strategic. Intelligently, despite Fortnite having still been on the App Store in July, and almost the first 2 weeks of August, it’s nowhere on either the top-grossing lists for the App Store or Google Play Store.

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Sami started falling in love with Apple in 2010 with the iPhone 4S. As a registered developer, he deeply admires the world of Apple. Sami is an aspiring journalist, writer, and actor. He also has devoted his life to sharing his passion and knowledge with others around the world.