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Canada Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

Canada Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

Last update: 23 Oct 2020 CET
Canada Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020 for Android

Mobile gaming is easily the most lucrative segment in the gaming industry today. This is especially true of the Canadian market, which continues to expand year-over-year. MobilityWare is perhaps the Canadian mobile gaming industry’s greatest claim to fame. They’re the shop behind the eminently successful game, Solitaire. Still, companies like Budge Studios, Zynga, Hothead Games, and Noodlecake Studios Inc have carved out substantial niches in the Canadian market.

In this article, we will provide a number of detailed mobile games statistics and insights into the Canada Android game market with focus on mobile games only. We will cover a number of topics, including: how many Canadian game publishers exist on the Google Play Store, how many mobile games they have released, and how Canadian mobile games have performed compared to the global average. The data is aggregated based on address, such that only major game publishers and ones with valid Canadian addresses on the Android market have been considered. Furthermore, all download statistics are estimates.

How Many Mobile Game Publishers Are from Canada?

There are more than 2,380 Canadian publishers on Google Play out of all 169,372 game publishers. One of the biggest Canadian publishers are Budge Studios, Zynga, SEGA, MobilityWare, Hothead Games, Ludia Inc., Aeria Canada, Kabam Games Inc., Max Games Studios, Noodlecake Studios Inc . Overall 1% of all game publishers on Google Play are from Canada. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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How Many Mobile Games Are from Canadian Publishers?

There are more than 7,051 games from Canadian publishers on Google Play out of the 432,446 games. Mobile Games with most downloads of Canadian publishers are Who is? Brain Teaser & Riddles, MARVEL Realm of Champions, Hot Wheels Unlimited, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, No Deposit Bonuses - Free Spins & Free Slots Games, Brain Test: Tricky Puzzles, Brain Test 2: Tricky Stories, Words With Friends 2 – Free Multiplayer Word Games, Stick War: Legacy, Lucky Day - Win Real Money . 2% of all mobile games on Google Play are from Canadian publishers. Filter for mobile games by publisher country with our tool here.

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How Are Mobile Games from Canadian Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 7,051 games from Canadian publishers on Google Play is 3.51 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all mobile games of 3.70 stars. Mobile Games from Canadian publishers on Google Play have on average 14,097 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all games, which is 6,246 ratings. Sort by the best rated game or by the game with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

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How Many Downloads Do Mobile Game from Canadian Publishers Get?

Mobile Games by Canadian publishers have an average of 794.22k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all mobile games which is 423.79k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

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Average Downloads Per Canadian Mobile Game
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How Do Canadian Mobile Games Monetize?

15% of games by Canadian publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid mobile games compared to the overall games, where 5% are paid. 66% of games by Canadian publishers include ads. That is a lower value compared to the whole world, where 73% games have ads. 40% of games by Canadian publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 20% of games.

Paid Mobile Games Canadian Paid Mobile Games15% Overall Paid Mobile Games5%
Ads Canadian Include Ads66% Overall Include Ads73%
In-App Billing Canadian In-App Billing40% Overall In-App Billing20%

Do Canadian Mobile Games Publishers Release on both iOS and Android?

40% of games of Canadian publishers are available on both Google Play and iTunes. Overall they put more effort in publishing on both stores, compared to the average publisher with 18%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

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Who Are the Top 15 Canadian Mobile Game Publishers Based on Downloads?

The following are the top publishers from Canada that accumulated most downloads.

1 Budge Studios

Budge Studios is on position 1 of the biggest Canadian game publishers. Budge Studios is a mobile gaming app developer based in Canada. Their mission is to thrill, educate, and entertain children around the world with creative and innovative apps. Budge uses the power of technology to give kids the ability to go on amazing adventures and add a whole new dimension to play. Budge Studios has developed numerous mobile gaming apps, including Hello Kitty Nail Salon, Thomas & Friends Minis, Hello Kitty Lunchbox, Barbie Magical Fashion, and more. They own 47 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 717.61m+ times.

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2 Zynga

Zynga is on position 2 of the biggest Canadian game publishers. Zynga is a developer of social gaming apps that are played by millions of people around the world. Founded in 2007, they are headquartered in San Francisco, California and have offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and India. Their mission is to connect the world through games and delight consumers with social gaming experiences. Zynga has published many apps, including Words With Friends 2 – Free Word Games & Puzzles, Spades Plus - Card Game, Zynga Poker – Free Texas Holdem Online Card Games, Gin Rummy Plus, and more. They own 39 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 601.53m+ times.

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3 SEGA

SEGA is on position 3 of the biggest Canadian game publishers. SEGA is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo. The company was founded in 1960 and is perhaps best known for classics like Total War, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, and Yakuza. SEGA has developed a variety of mobile gaming apps, including Sonic Dash, Sonic Forces, Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Classic, and more. They own 36 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 545.36m+ times.

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4 MobilityWare

MobilityWare is on position 4 of the biggest Canadian game publishers. MobilityWare is the app developer behind the mega-hit Solitaire. They’ve been around since the beginning. Building off their legacy, they continue to develop innovative, crazy-addictive games that entertain the world. MobilityWare has produced Spider Solitaire, Addiction Solitaire, Word Wiz - Connect Words Game, Vegas Blvd Slots, and more. They own 22 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 191.31m+ times.

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5 Hothead Games

Hothead Games is on position 5 of the biggest Canadian game publishers. Hothead Games is about making the best mobile games. Period. And not just in Vancouver, Canada, where they were founded back in 2006. They want to make the very best games the world over. Hothead Games has published Super Hit Baseball, Idle Property Manager Tycoon (Early Access), Idle Golf Tycoon, Idle Bowling Tycoon, and more. They own 25 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 186.12m+ times.

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6 Ludia Inc.

Ludia Inc. is on position 6 of the biggest Canadian game publishers. Ludia Inc. is one of Canada's leading mobile gaming companies. Founded in Montreal, the company’s mantra is ’Creating games that touch people.’ They work hard, have fun, innovate, and level-up every day. Ludia Inc. has produced: Warriors of Waterdeep, Jurassic World Alive, Jurassic World™: The Game, Ninja Turtles: Legends, and more. They own 10 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 177.34m+ times.

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7 Aeria Canada

Aeria Canada is on position 7 of the biggest Canadian game publishers. Aeria Canada is a mobile gaming developer legally located in Canada. However, they follow a decentralized work model where all team members work from different locations throughout the world. They have cultivated a work atmosphere of respect, trust and fairness. Aeria Canada has developed a number of apps, including American Block Sniper Survival, The Survival Hunter Games 2, Cops Vs Robbers: Jailbreak, Rescue Robots Sniper Survival, and more. They own 16 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 166.59m+ times.

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8 Kabam Games, Inc.

Kabam Games, Inc. is on position 8 of the biggest Canadian game publishers. Kabam Games, Inc. is a Canadian mobile gaming company that strives for creativity, focuses on collaboration, and loves to have fun. Kabam Games, Inc. has published MARVEL Contest of Champions, TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, Shop Titans: Epic Idle Crafter, Build & Trade RPG, and Mini Guns - Omega Wars. They own 6 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 155.39m+ times.

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9 Max Games Studios

Max Games Studios is on position 9 of the biggest Canadian game publishers. Max Games Studios is a mobile gaming app developer based in Canada. Max Games Studios is the company behind Mini Legends (Early Access), Stick War: Legacy, Age of War 2, and Age of War. They own 4 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 150.97m+ times.

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10 Noodlecake Studios Inc

Noodlecake Studios Inc is on position 10 of the biggest Canadian game publishers. Noodlecake Studios Inc is a small indie game studio based in Saskatoon, Canada. Founded in 2011, Noodlecake first had success with the game Super Stickman Golf and has since expanded into publishing. Noodlecake Studios Inc has developed numerous mobile gaming apps, including Lumino City, Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, Lichtspeer, Wayward Souls, and more. They own 64 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 150.7m+ times.

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What Are the Most Used SDKs by Canadian Mobile Game Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by Canada game publishers. To find out which mobile games integrate the following SDK use our App Market Explorer. We have also aggregated the worldwide Top Ad Network SDKs and other categories.

1 Google Ads AdMob

63% of mobile games from Canadian publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 3,841 games. Google Ads AdMob is a mobile advertising platform that enables users to monetize their mobile applications via in-app advertising. AdMob is based on the Google Mobile Ads SDK and serves over 200 billion ad requests a month, with over 1 million advertisers and 1 million apps currently running on the AdMob mobile ad network.

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2 Google Firebase

58% of mobile games from Canadian publishers have Google Firebase integrated. In total 3,517 games. Firebase is a mobile and web application development platform SDK that gives app builders the ability to develop their apps faster, without worrying about infrastructure. It includes functionalities like analytics, databases, messaging and crash reporting so developers can move quickly and focus on their users.

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3 Google Play In-app billing

54% of mobile games from Canadian publishers have Google Play In-app billing integrated. In total 3,307 games. Google Play In-App Billing is an SDK that lets developers sell digital content on Android applications. It can be used to sell one-time products, rewarded products, subscriptions, and more.

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4 FMOD

54% of mobile games from Canadian publishers have FMOD integrated. In total 3,284 games.

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5 Unity3D

54% of mobile games from Canadian publishers have Unity3D integrated. In total 3,265 games.

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6 Android Support Library V4

42% of mobile games from Canadian publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 2,576 games. Android Support Library V4, developed by Google’s Android team, is a platform that helps app developers manage the release of new API versions. Rather than developing code to handle the provisioning of new features on earlier releases, developers can leverage Android Support Library V4 to provide that compatibility layer.

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7 Google Play Game Services

36% of mobile games from Canadian publishers have Google Play Game Services integrated. In total 2,169 games. Google Play Game Services is an SDK that provides cross-platform services that gives app developers the ability to easily integrate popular gaming features such as achievements, leaderboards, Saved Games, and real-time multiplayer on their tablet and mobile games.

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8 Google Drive SDK

34% of mobile games from Canadian publishers have Google Drive SDK integrated. In total 2,101 games. The Google Drive SDK makes it possible for app developers to create mobile, web, and desktop apps that leverage Google Drive cloud storage. This includes reading, writing, and syncing files in Google Drive.

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9 Unity Ads

29% of mobile games from Canadian publishers have Unity Ads integrated. In total 1,775 games. The Unity Ads SDK helps publishers integrate especially video advertisements, aimed at maximizing revenue and improving user experience, into their games. Unity Ads gives developers the ability to offer users a variety of rewards in exchange for watching videos, such as additional “life,” currency, score increases, etc.

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10 Google Cloud Messaging

20% of mobile games from Canadian publishers have Google Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 1,210 games.

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What Are the Most Used Android Mobile Games Permissions by Canadian Publishers?

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by Canada mobile games publishers. Use our App Market Explorer to filter the Google Play Store by mobile games with specific permissions.

1 Internet Access

android.permission.INTERNET makes it possible for app publishers to create network sockets and use custom network protocols within their apps. This permission is not required for internet connection however, as the mobile browser provides all apps with the ability to send data to the internet. 90% of the games from Canadian publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 6,317 games.

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2 Network Information Access

The android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permission can be leveraged by app developers to enable their apps to view information about network connections. This information includes such things as which networks exist and which already have connections. 80% of the games from Canadian publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 5,645 games.

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3 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 46% of the games from Canadian publishers use the Billing permission. Total 3,264 games.

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4 Phone Sleep Mode Preventation

android.permission.WAKE_LOCK gives apps the ability to prevent the phone they are running on from going into sleep mode. This is good for apps, like YouTube, that get extended periods of engagement that do not necessarily require the user to touch the screen or otherwise interact physically with the device. 43% of the games from Canadian publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 3,030 games.

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5 Write External Storage

android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE makes it possible for app developers to enable their apps to modify or delete the contents of users’ SD cards. 39% of the games from Canadian publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 2,751 games.

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6 Wifi Information Access

App publishers can leverage android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE to enable their app to view information about Wi-Fi networking. This includes whether Wi-Fi is enabled and the names of the connected Wi-Fi devices. 32% of the games from Canadian publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 2,280 games.

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7 Push Notification

com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE can be used within apps to allow them to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service. It should be noted however, that using this service will incur data usage, and malicious apps could cause excess data usage. 26% of the games from Canadian publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 1,856 games.

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8 Read External Storage

The android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission allows app developers to enable their apps to read the contents of user SD cards. 23% of the games from Canadian publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 1,638 games.

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9 Vibration

android.permission.VIBRATE makes it possible for app builders to give their apps control over the vibrating function of the devices they are running on. 22% of the games from Canadian publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 1,522 games.

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10 Install Referrer

Apps often advertise other apps. By leveraging com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE apps can make sure that installs of other apps launched via their ads are properly attributed. 19% of the games from Canadian publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 1,361 games.

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What Are the Top 15 Mobile Games in Canada?

The following shows the official Google Play mobile games top chart of Canada. 7% of the top games in Canada are from Canadian game publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Mobile Games in Canada's Grossing Top Chart?

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing mobile games chart of Canada. 7% of the top grossing games in Canada are from Canadian game publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Arcade Mobile Games in Canada's Top Chart?

The following shows the official Google Play Arcade mobile games chart of Canada. There are no games from Canadian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Casual Mobile Games in Canada?

The following shows the official Google Play casual mobile games chart of Canada. There are no games from Canadian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Racing Mobile Games in Canada?

The following shows the official Google Play racing mobile games chart of Canada. There are no games from Canadian publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Action Mobile Games in Canada?

The following shows the official Google Play action mobile games chart of Canada. 7% of the top action games in Canada are from Canadian game publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Simulation Mobile Games in Canada?

The following shows the official Google Play simulation mobile games chart of Canada. 27% of the top simulations games in Canada are from Canadian game publishers. See the full chart here.

What Are the Top 15 Highest Ranked Strategy Mobile Games in Canada?

The following shows the official Google Play stranegy mobile games chart of Canada. There are no games from Canadian publishers. See the full chart here.