‘Pokemon Go’ Success Shines Unexpected Light on MobilityWare's Solitaire Game

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Incredible staying power of Solitaire app proven by sixth consecutive year on Top 10 charts

Data provided by AppQuest.io

“Truly evergreen games like Solitaire that don’t suffer from the usual player fatigue is very rare,” said Jeff Erle, CEO of MobilityWare.

In the world of mobile gaming, very few games manage to capture widespread attention and skyrocket up the charts like Pokemon Go®. Rarer still are those games that rise and stay in the top 10 year after year. One game that continually surprises most people is Solitaire by MobilityWare.

One of the first games on the App Store back in 2008, Solitaire has enjoyed over 200 million downloads to date and the game is so popular that nearly 9% of all iPhone owners in the U.S. have it installed on their phone. According to App Annie, that gives Solitaire the second highest “usage penetration” of games on the App Store. In fact, in a recent report from AppQuest.io on games with the most total playing time in the U.S., MobilityWare’s Solitaire & Spider Solitaire held the #3 & #4 slots, respectively.

“Truly evergreen games like Solitaire that don’t suffer from the usual player fatigue is very rare,” said Jeff Erle, CEO of MobilityWare. “Building a catalog of these kinds of games has allowed us to achieve sustainable results year after year, which is uncommon in the boom and bust world of mobile gaming.”

App Annie: Solitaire’s Current U.S. Benchmarks:

  •     iOS:    Top 10 in Cards category for six consecutive years;

    Top 10 in Casino category for two years running;

  •     Android: Top 5 in Cards category for four consecutive years;
  •     Usage Penetration: #2 on the App Store with 8.79%.

About MobilityWare, Inc.
Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Irvine, CA, MobilityWare is a leading mobile games company with over 300 million downloads across its award-winning portfolio. Its flagship game, Solitaire, was released on the day the App Store opened in 2008. Other titles include Hot Streak Slots, Blackjack, Freecell, and Spider Solitaire. In 2015, the company expanded its product line onto emerging platforms such as Apple Watch and Apple TV. More information about the company can be found online at MobilityWare.com.

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