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China Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2021

China Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2021

Last update: 28 Jul 2021 CET
China Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2021 for Android
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China is the world’s foremost market for mobile apps. Moreover, the most popular app genre across “The Middle Kingdom” is games. With hundreds of developers – like BabyBus, FT Games, Ezjoy, and Blockman Go Studio – creating some of the most popular apps in the world, it is estimated that over half of China’s population plays mobile games.

In this article, we will provide a number of detailed mobile games statistics and insights into the China Android game market with focus on mobile games only. We will cover a number of topics, including: how many Chinese game publishers exist on the Google Play Store, how many mobile games they have released, and how Chinese 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 Chinese addresses on the Android market have been considered. Furthermore, all download statistics are estimates.

How Many Mobile Game Publishers Are from China?

There are more than 1,977 Chinese publishers on Google Play out of all 166,176 game publishers. One of the biggest Chinese publishers are BabyBus, FT Games, Droidhen Casual, Beetles Games Studio, Badsnowball Limited, ZPLAY Games, WAWOO Studio, tap4fun, Ezjoy, Mattel163 Limited . Overall 1% of all game publishers on Google Play are from China. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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Chinese
Publishers
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Total
Publishers

How Many Mobile Games Are from Chinese Publishers?

There are more than 6,771 games from Chinese publishers on Google Play out of the 440,252 games. Mobile Games with most downloads of Chinese publishers are Soul Knight, Sudoku - Free Classic Sudoku Puzzles, Block Puzzle - Free Classic Wood Block Puzzle Game, Candy Charming - 2021 Free Match 3 Games, Smash Colors 3D - Free Beat Color Rhythm Ball Game . 2% of all mobile games on Google Play are from Chinese publishers. Filter for mobile games by publisher country with our tool here.

Percentage
Globally
Chinese Mobile Games
vs
Total Mobile Games

How Are Mobile Games from Chinese Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 6,771 games from Chinese publishers on Google Play is 3.69 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all mobile games of 3.83 stars. Mobile Games from Chinese publishers on Google Play have on average 7,945 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all games, which is 6,771 ratings. Sort by the best rated game or by the game with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

Average rating of
Chinese Mobile Games
3.69 stars
Average #Ratings of
Chinese Mobile Games
Average rating of
All Mobile Games
3.83 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Mobile Games

How Many Downloads Do Mobile Game from Chinese Publishers Get?

Mobile Games by Chinese publishers have an average of 962.5k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all mobile games which is 494.68k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

Download Statistics
Average Downloads Per Chinese Mobile Game
Average Downloads Per Mobile Game

How Do Chinese Mobile Games Monetize?

2% of games by Chinese publishers are paid. That is a lower value of paid mobile games compared to the overall games, where 4% are paid. 79% of games by Chinese publishers include ads. That is a higher value compared to the whole world, where 73% games have ads. 47% of games by Chinese publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 21% of games.

Paid Mobile Games monetization paid Chinese Paid Mobile Games2% Overall Paid Mobile Games4%
Ads monetization ads Chinese Include Ads79% Overall Include Ads73%
In-App Billing monetization iap Chinese In-App Billing47% Overall In-App Billing21%

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

33% of games of Chinese 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 20%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

Chinese Mobile Games
Available on Both Stores
Overall Mobile Games
Available on Both Stores

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

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

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1 BabyBus

BabyBus is on position 1 of the biggest Chinese game publishers. BabyBus is a mobile gaming app developer based in China that focuses on meeting the educational needs of preschool children. Their apps are divided into two age groups, the Starter Series for toddlers and the Prodigy Series for children 3 year and older. Their goal is to make learning fun. BabyBus has published such games as Baby Panda World, Baby Panda's Care: Safety & Habits, Baby Panda's Town: Life, Baby Panda's Supermarket, and more. They own 160 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 2.05b+ times.

2.05b+
160
2 FT Games

FT Games is on position 2 of the biggest Chinese game publishers. FT Games, which is based in Hangzhou, China, is a rising star of the mobile gaming industry. Founded in 2010, they are committed to producing high quality and innovative mobile games. FT Games has developed and published The Godfather: Family Dynasty, Zombie Frontier 3: Sniper FPS, Zombie Frontier : Sniper, Zombie Frontier 2:Survive, and more. They own 14 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 232.02m+ times.

232.02m+
14
3 Droidhen Casual

Droidhen Casual is on position 3 of the biggest Chinese game publishers. Droidhen Casual is a China-based mobile gaming app developer and publisher. Droidhen Casual has developed such games as Fruit Slice, Racing Moto, iRunner, Basketball Shot, and more. They own 12 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 216.1m+ times.

216.1m+
12
4 Beetles Games Studio

Beetles Games Studio is on position 4 of the biggest Chinese game publishers. They own 7 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 142.77m+ times.

142.77m+
7
5 Badsnowball Limited

Badsnowball Limited is on position 5 of the biggest Chinese game publishers. They own 10 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 132.6m+ times.

132.6m+
10
6 ZPLAY Games

ZPLAY Games is on position 6 of the biggest Chinese game publishers. They own 41 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 125.04m+ times.

125.04m+
41
7 WAWOO Studio

WAWOO Studio is on position 7 of the biggest Chinese game publishers. They own 11 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 122.43m+ times.

122.43m+
11
8 tap4fun

tap4fun is on position 8 of the biggest Chinese game publishers. tap4fun is a Chinese developer dedicated entirely to creating incredible online experiences for mobile devices. They were founded in 2011. tap4fun has created such apps as Kiss of War, Brutal Age: Horde Invasion, Invasion: Modern Empire, Sea Game: Mega Carrier, and more. They own 12 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 101.33m+ times.

101.33m+
12
9 Ezjoy

Ezjoy is on position 9 of the biggest Chinese game publishers. Ezjoy is a mobile gaming app developer based in China. Ezjoy has produced: Ice Crush 2, Bubble Bird Rescue 2 - Shoot!, Bubble Bird Rescue 3, Bubble Bird Rescue, and more. They own 42 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 95.09m+ times.

95.09m+
42
10 Mattel163 Limited

Mattel163 Limited is on position 10 of the biggest Chinese game publishers. They own 4 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 82.32m+ times.

82.32m+
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What Are the Most Used SDKs by Chinese Mobile Game Publishers?

The following shows which SDKs are most used by China 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.

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1 sdk icon Google Ads AdMob

76% of mobile games from Chinese publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 4,724 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.

76
4724
2 sdk icon Google Firebase

70% of mobile games from Chinese publishers have Google Firebase integrated. In total 4,342 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.

70
4342
3 FMOD

51% of mobile games from Chinese publishers have FMOD integrated. In total 3,190 games.

51
3190
4 Unity3D

51% of mobile games from Chinese publishers have Unity3D integrated. In total 3,174 games.

51
3174
5 sdk icon Google Play In-app billing

42% of mobile games from Chinese publishers have Google Play In-app billing integrated. In total 2,575 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.

42
2575
6 sdk icon Unity Ads

40% of mobile games from Chinese publishers have Unity Ads integrated. In total 2,489 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.

40
2489
7 sdk icon Facebook

34% of mobile games from Chinese publishers have Facebook integrated. In total 2,136 games. Facebook offers an SDK that helps app developers build engaging social apps and get more installs. The SDK enables everything from powerful analytics, to Facebook’s secure login feature, to Facebook ads.

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2136
8 Cocos2D-X

29% of mobile games from Chinese publishers have Cocos2D-X integrated. In total 1,788 games.

29
1788
9 sdk icon Facebook Audience Network

27% of mobile games from Chinese publishers have Facebook Audience Network integrated. In total 1,673 games. Audience Network is an in-app advertising network for mobile applications. Advertisers using the Facebook Audience Network SDK are able to deliver their ads beyond the Facebook platform, while taking full advantage of Facebook’s robust ad system.

27
1673
10 sdk icon Google Play Game Services

26% of mobile games from Chinese publishers have Google Play Game Services integrated. In total 1,633 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.

26
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What Are the Most Used Android Mobile Games Permissions by Chinese Publishers?

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

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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. 97% of the games from Chinese publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 6,600 games.

97
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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. 95% of the games from Chinese publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 6,456 games.

95
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3 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. 70% of the games from Chinese publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 4,707 games.

70
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4 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. 64% of the games from Chinese publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 4,320 games.

64
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5 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 57% of the games from Chinese publishers use the Billing permission. Total 3,852 games.

57
3852
6 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. 56% of the games from Chinese publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 3,821 games.

56
3821
7 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. 45% of the games from Chinese publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 3,035 games.

45
3035
8 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. 36% of the games from Chinese publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 2,423 games.

36
2423
9 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. 35% of the games from Chinese publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 2,400 games.

35
2400
10 Phone State Access

android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE enables apps to access the internal features of user devices. This makes it possible for apps to determine user phone numbers and device IDs, whether a call is active on a user’s device, and the remote phone number of those calling the user. 33% of the games from Chinese publishers use the Phone State Access permission. Total 2,210 games.

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What Are the Top 15 Mobile Games in China?

The following shows the official Google Play mobile games top chart of China. There are no games from Chinese publishers. See the full chart here.

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

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play Arcade mobile games chart of China. 7% of the top arcade games in China are from Chinese game publishers. See the full chart here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play simulation mobile games chart of China. 7% of the top simulations games in China are from Chinese game publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play stranegy mobile games chart of China. 27% of the top strategy games in China are from Chinese game publishers. See the full chart here.