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Mobango Reports 85M Game Downloads In 2012; Top Handsets, Screen Sizes

Mobango, the app store owned by the People Group, which also runs Shaadi.com, has reported that about 8,000 new game developers signed up on the app store and more than 15,000 games were uploaded on Mobango during the year 2012. Overall, the app store reported 85 million game downloads, and about 28% of all downloads on the app store were games, while rest were either other apps and videos. According to the company, action and racing games were the most downloaded game genre, followed by games in adventure, arcade and strategy. Note that, the graph below only includes number of downloads and does not represent number of hours spent on each category by the users. Other highlights: - The top handset brands for Android platform in terms of downloads on Mobango were Samsung, HTC, Sony and LG. While for Java platform, Nokia, Samsung and Sony devices delivered the most downloads. - Devices that were medium in size (screen size above 240 pixels in either dimension but below 400 pixels in either dimension) were the highest downloaders of games by a huge margin. Medium size devices also accounted for nearly 40% of visits on Mobango, their contribution to game downloads was almost 60% of all downloads on Mobango. India is more of a feature phone market and only moving to smartphone devices now, Pushkar Chitale (DGM – Product & Developer Community at Mauj) in an email interaction with MediaNama informs us that "only 5% of phones in India are Android, but nearly 30% of traffic…

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