Believe it or not, it’s been five years since Candy Crush Saga has been released on the market. Even so, it’s still one of the most popular games around the world, and many people are playing it on their mobile devices. It was released on April 12, 2012 on Facebook, then the mobile versions for iOS and Android were released in December.
The pattern matching game has been a regular of the top ten most played installments in the app charts in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, South Africa and the Netherlands. Despite the fact that the game is free to play, people do spend on various advantages, starting from $0.99 a payment.
Now, Candy Crush is still fighting some more recent releases on the market, such as Game of War, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale and Mobile Strike, for example. At the same time, it’s rivaling streaming apps such as Pandora Radio and Netflix.
The Original Beats the Spin-Offs
Despite the fact that the developers release two more apps, the Candy Crush Soda Saga (2014) and Candy Crush Jelly Saga (2016), people still prefer to play the original version. It’s true that each of the spin-offs has its own fans and players, but it seems that the five-year-old version is still the most popular one.
One exception is Japan, where the Soda Saga is more popular than the original Candy Crush, but it is indeed a rare example. Either way, it’s seldom that a spin-off comes before their parent app in most regions. All in all, it’s an impressive thing that a game app managed to keep its place in top ten most successful apps. This means that it’s a professional game which follows strict rules and pays attention to people’s needs.