Unity is surging ahead. The startups has released the second edition of the “Games by the Numbers” report, which employs data to reveal game install trends across different platforms, devices and regions.
Having become one of the strongest technologies within mobile, Unity’s usage says a lot. The company reports that in the first quarter, there existed 219,693 games made with Unity including the best solitaire app around, generating 4,167,678,801 installs (4.2 B), reaching 1,655,093,544 unique devices (1.7 B). On average, this number of installs represents over 18 million new devices and over 45 million installs every day, according to Venture Beat.
Key highlights from the report
Strong first quarter: Unity has seen a 30% increase in mobile gaming in Q1 2016 compared with Q4 2015. One country in particular, China, represented 31% of the total installs of games made with Unity.
Android still ahead: Android retained its status as the global leader in Q1 2016 representing 81% of mobile game installs while iOS maintained 17%.
Leading Android platforms: Kitkat (4.4) and Lollipop (5.0 and 5.1) account for 73% of all Android game installs.
iOS shows more consolidation: 72% of installs are on devices running iOS 9.0 (released September 2015) or later, and 90% on devices running 8.0 (released at September 2014) or later.
You can download the report here.