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France Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

France Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

Last update: 24 May 2020 CET
France Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020 for Android

France is widely considered to have some of the very best gaming companies in the world. Lead by powerhouses such as Ubisoft and Gameloft, French studios are responsible for many innovations, including the establishment of the survival horror genre. As with much of the gaming world, the French market is turning increasingly to the mobile gaming app model. The rise of companies like VOODOO, Ketchapp, and Magma Mobile are excellent examples of this trend.

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

How Many Mobile Game Publishers Are from France?

There are more than 1,892 French publishers on Google Play out of all 161,759 game publishers. One of the biggest French publishers are Gameloft SE, VOODOO, Ketchapp, Ubisoft Entertainment, Magma Mobile, bweb media, Mobigame S.A.R.L., Pretty Simple, Progimax, HOMA GAMES . Overall 1% of all game publishers on Google Play are from France. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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How Many Mobile Games Are from French Publishers?

There are more than 5,902 games from French publishers on Google Play out of the 424,547 games. Mobile Games with most downloads of French publishers are Rolly Legs, ToT or Trivia, Whooo?, Idle Lumberjack 3D, Trivia.io, Wolfy, Draw Joust!, Spiral Roll, NERF Epic Pranks!, Tower Run . 1% of all mobile games on Google Play are from French publishers. Filter for mobile games by publisher country with our tool here.

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French Mobile Games
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Total Mobile Games

How Are Mobile Games from French Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 5,902 games from French publishers on Google Play is 3.69 out of 5 stars. This is better than the overall average rating of all mobile games which is 3.63. Mobile Games from French publishers on Google Play have on average 23,879 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all games, which is 5,958 ratings. Sort by the best rated game or by the game with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

Average rating of
French Mobile Games
3.69 stars
Average #Ratings of
French Mobile Games
Average rating of
All Mobile Games
3.63 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Mobile Games

How Many Downloads Do Mobile Game from French Publishers Get?

Mobile Games by French publishers have an average of 1.49m downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all mobile games which is 389.79k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

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Average Downloads Per French Mobile Game
Average Downloads Per Mobile Game

How Do French Mobile Games Monetize?

11% of games by French publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid mobile games compared to the overall games, where 5% are paid. 70% of games by French publishers include ads. That is a lower value compared to the whole world, where 73% games have ads. 33% of games by French publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 20% of games.

Paid Mobile Games French Paid Mobile Games11% Overall Paid Mobile Games5%
Ads French Include Ads70% Overall Include Ads73%
In-App Billing French In-App Billing33% Overall In-App Billing20%

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

39% of games of French 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.

French Mobile Games
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Overall Mobile Games
Available on Both Stores

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

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

1 Gameloft SE

Gameloft SE is on position 1 of the biggest French game publishers. Gameloft SE is a video game developer and publisher based in Paris, France. Founded in 1999 by Ubisoft co-founder Michel Guillemot, the company operates 19 development studios worldwide, and publishes games with a special focus on the mobile games market. Gameloft SE has developed many popular gaming apps, including Minion Rush: Despicable Me Official Game, Dragon Mania Legends - Animal Fantasy, Disney Princess Majestic Quest, Gangstar Vegas: World of Crime, and more. They own 59 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 2.19b+ times.

2.19b+
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2 VOODOO

VOODOO is on position 2 of the biggest French game publishers. VOODOO is a French video game developer and publisher based in Paris. The company was founded in 2013 and focuses on free-to-play ’hyper casual games’ for mobile devices. VOODOO has developed a number of mobile gaming apps, including Draw Car 3D, Crazy Kick!, aquapark.io, Swing Rider, and more. They own 83 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 1.83b+ times.

1.83b+
83
3 Ketchapp

Ketchapp is on position 3 of the biggest French game publishers. Ketchapp is a video game developer and publisher, and a subsidiary of Ubisoft, based in Paris, France. Founded in 2014, they specialize in the mobile games market. The company first achieved notoriety due to its port of the open-source game 2048. Many of Ketchapp's games are unlicensed variants of popular casual games created by other developers. Ketchapp has developed Get in Shape, Rider, Bike Rush, Rotator, and more. They own 169 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 868.29m+ times.

868.29m+
169
4 Ubisoft Entertainment

Ubisoft Entertainment is on position 4 of the biggest French game publishers. Ubisoft Entertainment is a French video game company headquartered in Montreuil, France. With several development studios across the world, Ubisoft is one of the largest publicly traded game companies in the world Ubisoft Entertainment is responsible for such apps as Hungry Shark Evolution, Horse Haven World Adventures, Just Dance Now, Hungry Shark World, and more. They own 32 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 619.42m+ times.

619.42m+
32
5 Magma Mobile

Magma Mobile is on position 5 of the biggest French game publishers. Magma Mobile is a mobile gaming app publisher that strives to provide a ’Joyful Escape’ to millions of gamers around the world. Founded in 2009, Magma Mobile has become one of the largest Android publishers in the world. Magma Mobile has developed an expansive catalog of apps, including Burger, Ice Cream, Bubble Blast Rescue 2, Cupcakes, and more. They own 152 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 499.23m+ times.

499.23m+
152
6 bweb media

bweb media is on position 6 of the biggest French game publishers. bweb media is a French mobile gaming app developer that focuses on Android apps. They have been active since 2013. bweb has developed World Best Cooking Recipes Game, Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich; Yummy Pizza, Cooking Game; Cooking Ice Cream Cone Cupcake, and more. They own 117 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 349.32m+ times.

349.32m+
117
7 Mobigame S.A.R.L.

Mobigame S.A.R.L. is on position 7 of the biggest French game publishers. Mobigame S.A.R.L. is a mobile gaming app developer and publisher based in France. Mobigame S.A.R.L. has published Zombie Tsunami, EDGE, EDGE Extended, and EDGE Demo. They own 5 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 343.31m+ times.

343.31m+
5
8 Pretty Simple

Pretty Simple is on position 8 of the biggest French game publishers. Pretty Simple is a mobile gaming app developer based in Paris, France. Founded in 2010, they develop and self-publish casual games for social and mobile platforms. Pretty Simple has a passion for games and try to make games that everyone can enjoy. Pretty Simple has published Criminal Case, Criminal Case: The Conspiracy, Criminal Case: Mysteries of the Past, Criminal Case: Pacific Bay, and more. They own 6 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 183.26m+ times.

183.26m+
6
9 Progimax

Progimax is on position 9 of the biggest French game publishers. Progimax is a French mobile app developer and publisher. Progimax has built a substantial catalog of mobile apps, including Candle, Lighter, Stadium Horn, Electric Stun Gun, and more. They own 62 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 182.1m+ times.

182.1m+
62
10 HOMA GAMES

HOMA GAMES is on position 10 of the biggest French game publishers. They own 19 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 146.4m+ times.

146.4m+
19

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

The following shows which SDKs are most used by France 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

72% of mobile games from French publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 3,718 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.

72
3718
2 Firebase

61% of mobile games from French publishers have Firebase integrated. In total 3,143 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.

61
3143
3 Android Support Library V4

47% of mobile games from French publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 2,448 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.

47
2448
4 Google Play In-app billing

46% of mobile games from French publishers have Google Play In-app billing integrated. In total 2,411 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.

46
2411
5 FMOD

45% of mobile games from French publishers have FMOD integrated. In total 2,347 games.

45
2347
6 Unity3D

45% of mobile games from French publishers have Unity3D integrated. In total 2,334 games.

45
2334
7 Google Play Game Services

38% of mobile games from French publishers have Google Play Game Services integrated. In total 1,974 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.

38
1974
8 Google Drive SDK

37% of mobile games from French publishers have Google Drive SDK integrated. In total 1,901 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.

37
1901
9 Unity Ads

30% of mobile games from French publishers have Unity Ads integrated. In total 1,546 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.

30
1546
10 Facebook

24% of mobile games from French publishers have Facebook integrated. In total 1,245 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.

24
1245

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

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by France 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. 91% of the games from French publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 5,358 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. 83% of the games from French publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 4,879 games.

83
4879
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. 47% of the games from French publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 2,775 games.

47
2775
4 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. 43% of the games from French publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 2,538 games.

43
2538
5 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 40% of the games from French publishers use the Billing permission. Total 2,355 games.

40
2355
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. 34% of the games from French publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 2,000 games.

34
2000
7 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. 29% of the games from French publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 1,739 games.

29
1739
8 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. 29% of the games from French publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 1,722 games.

29
1722
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. 28% of the games from French publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 1,654 games.

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1654
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. 20% of the games from French publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 1,200 games.

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What Are the Top 15 Mobile Games in France?

The following shows the official Google Play mobile games top chart of France. 13% of the top games in France are from French game publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing mobile games chart of France. There are no games from French publishers. See the full chart here.

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

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

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

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play racing mobile games chart of France. 20% of the top racing games in France are from French game publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play action mobile games chart of France. There are no games from French publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play simulation mobile games chart of France. 13% of the top simulations games in France are from French game publishers. See the full chart here.

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

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