Five years ago today, Google launched the Play Store, a new home for buying apps on Android. Along with apps, it also sells books, movies, and TV shows, and has become one of the most popular places for obtaining content on the web today.
The best gifts for Android users
In the past five years, Google Play has launched in 190 countries with over a billion active users, and now houses millions of apps, over 40 millions songs, and over 5 million books. It has also expanded to new platforms, such as Chromebooks, Android Wear, and even Google Daydream VR.
Now, Google is taking a look back at the most successful products sold on the Play Store since its launch, and it’s basically what you would expect. The lists below pull information from the US market exclusively.
Top Installed Games
Top Installed Apps*
*Download only. Does not include pre-installed apps on Android devices.
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
Top Selling Movies
Top Selling Books
- 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
Along with that, Google is today offering some pretty big discounts on some of the most impressive content for Daydream VR.