Southeast Asia is one of the most important gaming markets and Thailand is one of the major reasons for this trend. Statistically, Thailand is not the biggest or most populous nation in the region but Thai’s interest in gaming is helping the nation to solidify its position as an important market for gaming. Interestingly, Thailand is not merely a consumer of mobile games, it is also a supplier as games published by Thai publishers can be accessed on the Android Play Store where there are an estimated 538 Thai publishers on the platform. The affordability of smartphones has encouraged the download of games and with Smartphone penetration predicted to reach 100% in 2021, then mobile games are likely to generate even more attention before the end of the year.
Apparently, in a nation with a gaming culture like Thailand, there will be a diversity of games cutting across different genres for the players to choose from. As expected, the betting apps tested by Thaibet365.com are quickly gaining popularity as online sports betting in Thailand is booming. Hence, it is quite a herculean task to identify the most popular games being played within the country but as always we have done the best research to present you with the list below.
Top 5 Mobile Games to download in Thailand
The list of the top 5 mobile games is strictly limited to the top-grossing games and the selection may not be in any particular order.
1. Garena Free Fire
Garena Free Fire is a multiplayer battle royale game where the main player will be pitted against about 50-51 other fighters on an island in a shootout and the last man standing will be declared the winner. The ultimate aim is to outlast other competitors. The game was initially developed by 111 Dots but was optimized for mobile devices on android and iOS platforms by Garena. The game can be played online and it is one of the most downloaded games in Thailand and globally.
2. Coin Master
Coin Master is a single-player game where the player gets to raid another player’s village in order to generate coins with which that player may build his own village. An attacked player will be able to exact revenge on the opponent by launching a counterattack. There is also a defense provision of 5 shields and a Rhino which the player can position in the bid to secure their territory. Basically, the player will be required to spin in order to complete a village. The game is progressive in nature hence the cost of building the next village would be more than the previous village constructed. With its addictive nature due to the perceived power of an empire, it gives its players, it is no surprise why it is largely downloaded and played in Thailand.
3. Genshin Impact
An online-only action and role-playing game set in an open-world background and an action-based battle system. During gameplay, the player is saddled with the task of controlling a character with multiple attributes which can be switched from time to time. The characters in the game possess an elemental skill and an elemental burst. Whenever the elemental burst has been optimized, the player will be able to take on the enemy and defeat them or inflict status effects on them. The game was developed by miHo Yo and it offers a limited multiplayer mode which allows a maximum of 4 players to compete together.
Gardenscapes is a puzzle video game that is premised on swapping two adjacent elements to make a row or group made up of at least three elements. In the course of gameplay, the players may choose out of three different decor items for a specific part of their garden and after completing 3 levels of the game, the player can get to win stars and coins which he can use to complete tasks and unlock new areas in the game. The game was designed by Playrix and is available on Android, iOS, and Facebook.
5. Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga is a free puzzle video game played by swapping colored pieces of candy on a game board and matching them with 3 or more candies of the same shape. The matching of 3 or more candies of the same type will help to eliminate those candies from the board and new candies would replace them. The game is a freemium model game which implies that the different levels of the game can be played even without making a payment. The game was published by King, a Malta-based video game developer. Candy Crush Saga is available on multiple platforms namely; Google Play, App Store, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, Windows Phone Store, and Amazon Appstore.
As indicated earlier, the availability of Smartphones is one of the contributory factors to the rise of mobile gaming in Thailand. Additionally, the impending release of 5G technology may even further increase the gaming subscriptions emanating from Thailand. Bearing this in mind, it is expedient for gaming publishers to get on board and create games ahead of the release of 5G technology in order to increase their market share. All things being equal, the growth trend in mobile gaming is not likely to slow down soon.