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Google Play Celebrates Fifth Anniversary, Releases Lists for Top Apps, Games, and More



Google Play has completed its 5 years of existence and in order to mark the occasion, Google has released lists of the most successful games, apps, and other content that has been downloaded from its Android store.

Since its launch, Google Play has been made available in 190 countries and has over a billion users. Google Play now houses millions of apps, 40 million songs, and 5 million books, as per the search giant.

Google Play recently expanded to more platforms as it made way to Android Wear 2.0 watches, Chromebooks, and Google’s virtual-reality platform Daydream.

Even though the Indian version of the lists has not been released, here are the top performing listings on Google Play in the US:

Top installed games

Candy Crush Saga
Subway Surfers
Temple Run 2
Despicable Me
Clash of Clans

Top installed apps

Facebook Messenger
Pandora Radio

Top selling songs

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Lorde – Royals
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Pharrell Williams – Happy

Top selling albums

Adele – 25
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe)
Taylor Swift – 1989
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly


The Interview
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Guardians of the Galaxy


Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James
The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
A Game of Thrones, by George RR Martin
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

Notably, the list of top installed apps doesn’t include pre-installed apps on phones and only takes new installs into account.

Google is also offering a direct 50 percent discount on Daydream apps including Gunjack 2, Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes, and Need for Speed: No Limits VR, currently available for $6.49, $4.99, and $7.99 respectively.

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