I've just published a new Android game on Google Play. It has been a bit over 48 hours. It's active in the store, and I can search for it by name to get to it. However, I've had 0 organic downloads thus far, only a couple from my friends. As far as I know, it has not been shown in the "new games" list yet, and the only store listing views in the stats are the ones from myself and friends.
Is there some time by which I can expect some "organic" exposure, or will I ever? Is promoting my game by other channels the only option?
I'm not asking for advice on promoting my game. I'm only asking about what organic exposure I can expect on Google Play.