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42 Mobile Game Market Statistics That Matter in 2021

42 Mobile Game Market Statistics That Matter in 2021

In a previous blog post, we noted that the mobile app industry is on pace to crack 935.2 billion U.S. dollars in global revenue by 2023. The mobile game market is expected to make up a huge portion of this figure, with some commentators predicting it'll generate upwards of 200 billion U.S. dollars in global revenue by the same year.

With this in mind, we decided to take a look under the hood of the global mobile gaming industry. Here are 42 mobile game market statistics that matter in 2021.

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Top 7 Mobile Game Market Statistics

  1. There are 242,582 gaming apps on the Apple App Store. (42matters)

    1. Mobile Gaming Apps App Store

  2. There are 440,535 gaming apps on Google Play. (42matters)

    2. Mobile Gaming Apps Google Play — 42matters

  3. The mobile game market is expected to generate over 200 billion U.S. dollars in global revenue by 2023. (newzoo).
  4. As of 2021, there are 2.2 billion mobile gamers worldwide. (techjury)
  5. Mobile games constitute about 21% of all Android app downloads and 25% of all iOS app downloads. (techjury)
  6. 37% of American mobile games are available on both Android and iOS. (42matters)
  7. Asia is the biggest gaming marketplace in the world, with over 905 million users generating roughly 34.1 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. (techjury)

Top 7 U.S. Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2021 for Android

  1. There are 9,363 American mobile game publishers on Google Play. (42matters)
  2. These publishers have released a total of 27,986 Android games. (42matters)
  3. The average rating of American-made mobile games on Google Play is 3.64 out of 5 stars. (42matters)
  4. American-made mobile games have an average of 891,970 downloads on Google Play. (42matters)
  5. Lion Studios is the top American game publisher on Google Play. They’ve released 130 mobile games that have been downloaded more than 2.08 billion times. (42matters
  6. 65% of American mobile games integrate the Google Ads AdMob SDK. (42matters)

    3. SDK Mobile Games

  7. 91% of American games use the Internet Access permission. (42matters)

    4. Permissions Mobile Games

For more U.S. mobile game market statistics, check out our free tools pages.

Top 7 China Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2021 for Android

  1. There are 1,980 Chinese mobile game publishers on Google Play. (42matters)
  2. These publishers have released a total of 6,804 Android games. (42matters)
  3. The average rating of Chinese mobile games on Google Play is 3.70 out of 5 stars. (42matters)
  4. Chinese mobile games have an average of 959,530 downloads on Google Play. (42matters)
  5. BabyBus is the top Chinese game publisher on Google Play. They’ve released 160 mobile games that have been downloaded more than 2.06 billion times. (42matters)
  6. 76% of Chinese mobile games integrate the Google Ads AdMob SDK. (42matters)
  7. 98% of Chinese games use the Internet Access permission. (42matters)

For more on the Chinese mobile gaming market, visit our website.

Top 7 India Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2021 for Android  

  1. There are 5,336 Indian mobile game publishers on Google Play. (42matters)
  2. These publishers have released a total of 19,456 Android games. (42matters)
  3. The average rating of Indian-made mobile games on Google Play is 3.95 out of 5 stars. (42matters)
  4. Indian-made mobile games have an average of 434,570 downloads on Google Play. (42matters)
  5. Gametion Technologies Pvt Ltd is the top Indian game publisher. They’ve released 5 mobile games that have been downloaded more than 671 million times.(42matters)
  6. 79% of Indian mobile games integrate the Google Ads AdMob SDK. (42matters)
  7. 96% of Indian games use the Internet Access permission. (42matters)

To learn more about India’s mobile gaming market, peruse our website.

Top 7 U.K. Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2021 for Android 

  1. There are 3,281 British mobile game publishers on Google Play. (42matters)
  2. These publishers have released a total of 10,403 Android games. (42matters)
  3. The average rating of British mobile games on Google Play is 3.66 out of 5 stars. (42matters)
  4. British mobile games have an average of 841,640 downloads on Google Play. (42matters)
  5. ZeptoLab is the top British game publisher. They’ve released 20 mobile games that have been downloaded more than 660 million times. (42matters)
  6. 66% of British mobile games integrate the Google Ads AdMob SDK. (42matters)
  7. 92% of British games use the Internet Access permission. (42matters)

For more on the British mobile gaming market, visit 42matters.com.

Top 7 France Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2021 for Android 

  1. There are 1,856 French mobile game publishers on Google Play. (42matters)
  2. These publishers have released a total of 6,193 Android games. (42matters)
  3. The average rating French mobile games on Google Play is 3.80 out of 5 stars. (42matters)
  4. French mobile games have an average of 1.89 million downloads on Google Play. (42matters)
  5. VOODOO is the top French game publisher. They’ve released 132 mobile games that have been downloaded more than 3.35 billion times. (42matters)
  6. 66% of French mobile games integrate the Google Ads AdMob SDK. (42matters)
  7. 92% of French games use the Internet Access permission. (42matters)

For more on the French mobile gaming market, as well as other country-specific insights, check out our free tools pages.

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