Gameloft’s Asphalt 9: Legends has passed the 4 million download marks a week after the game’s global launch on Android, iOS and Windows 10.
Unlike MapleStory M, which recently passed 3 million downloads, Asphalt 9’s is especially popular among European and North American gamers. The new racing game is currently the #32 top free game in the United States on Google Play, #7 in Germany, #8 in Russia, #11 in Canada, #12 in the United Kingdom, and #12 in Spain. It is currently a lot less popular among gamers in Southeast Asia, coming in at #78 in the Philippines, #50 in Indonesia, #38 in Thailand, and #8 in Singapore.
Though the game has risen in the top free games charts, it has not done quite as well in the top grossing list. It is currently #228 in the United States, #147 in Germany, #84 in Russia, #186 in Canada, #156 in the United Kingdom, and #141 in Spain among the top grossing games on Google Play.
Neither being among the top free or top grossing games list is necessarily an indicator of success. Games often see temporary increases in the amount of users and money spent during events and shortly after an anticipated game launch. Publishers may also increase the amount spent on user acquisition (ads) as a way of getting more users and generating more revenue.
With the 4 million downloads across all platforms, Asphalt 9: Legends also holds a solid 4.6 star rating among Google Play users. While gamers have generally been impressed with the game’s presentation, some users have not liked the game’s controls and monetization.
Though it has only officially launched last week, Asphalt 9 has been available in select markets for some time, including a soft launch on iOS in the Philippines this February, and Android soft launches in the Philippines and Australia a few months later.
Asphalt 9: Legends is available on Google Play.