With 2019 coming to a close, Apple has now announced the most-downloaded games of the year across iPhone and iPad for both free and paid games. In a press release, Apple announced that Nintendo’s Mario Kart Tour was the most-downloaded free iPhone game of 2019.
The press release didn’t include any specific download numbers, however. Rounding out the top five free iPhone games were Color Bump 3D, aquapark.io, Call of Duty: Mobile, and BitLife – Life Simulator.
For comparison, Fortnite was No. 1 in 2018. Call of Duty’s mobile version seems to have had a strong start, as it charted at No. 4 this year despite not releasing until October. Mario Kart Tour launched about a week before, on September 25, so its result as No. 1 is quite impressive.
Apple also handed out editorial awards to a number of titles for 2019. The iPhone game of the year was Journey developer thatgamecompany’s Sky: Children of the Light, while Hyper Light Drifter was named the iPad game of the year. The Mac game of the year was Gris, while the Apple TV game of the year was Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. Finally, the Apple Arcade Game of the Year was given to Sayonara: Wild Hearts.
Beyond games, Apple announced the most-downloaded overall iPhone apps of 2019. YouTube was No. 1, with Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and Messenger rounding out the top five. You can see the full charts for all categories below.
2019 Most Popular iOS Apps:
Top Free iPhone Apps
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