October has seen the rise of Call of Duty: Mobile with its massive launch in the history of mobile games. With 148 million downloads in the first month, Call of Duty: Mobile has the second-largest launch month, only behind Pokemon GO. The country with most downloads was the United States with 16%, India was second with 11%.

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Call of Duty: Mobile enjoyed a successful first-month launch

Which mobile games made up the top 10 in October?

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Top 10 most downloaded mobile game in October, according to statistics from Sensor Tower

While everyone is hyped up about the new Call of Duty: Mobile game, most games still retained their position on the leaderboard. Mario Kart Tour – the most downloaded game last month – still clung on to the top 2 with 40.3 million unique installs. The racing game derives most downloads from the U.S with 16% and Brazil with 8%. Sand Balls also dropped to #3 while PUBG Mobile remained the same at #4.

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Mario Kart Tour still managed to finish second in the download race

Fun Race 3D dropped below PUBG Mobile to stay at #5 yet managed to keep distance with the #6 Garena Free Fire. 3 new games to appear on the list were Icing On The Cake, Homescapes, and My Talking Tom 2. These 3 new titles accumulated 18.3, 15.4, 12.4 million downloads respectively.

While casual games like Sand Balls, Fun Race 3D, Icing On The Cake are trending, intensive games that boast the quality of PC gaming like Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, and Garena Free Free still rake in millions of new downloads each month.

While this is a good sign for dedicated game developers, which direction will mobile game makers take when starting a new project? While we would like to enjoy intensive and high-quality games, having fun with casual games would be fun at times.