Japan Mobile Game Statistics 2024
Last update: 14 Jul 2024 CET
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Japan Mobile Game Market Statistics 2024 for Android

Which Japanese apps would you like to explore?

When it comes to gaming, there is perhaps no country with a reputation as strong as Japan’s. Indeed, Nintendo and Sony alone are giants of the gaming industry. Furthermore, Japan was the birthplace of non-preset mobile games. As early as 1999, mobile phone users in Japan could download games – like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy – via the NTT DOCOMO platform. Today, Japan remains on the cutting-edge of the mobile gaming industry.

In this article, we provide a number of detailed mobile games statistics and insights from the Japanese Android game market. We cover a number of topics, including how many Japanese game publishers are active on Google Play StoreGoogle Play, how many mobile games they have released, and how Japanese mobile games have performed compared to the global average. The data is aggregated based on address, meaning only app publishers with valid Japanese addresses listed on Google Play have been considered.

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App Market Overview: Japanese Mobile Games on Google Play

Discover how prevalent Japanese mobile Games and Game publishers are on Google Play StoreGoogle Play. For an overview of the latest stats and insights, visit the pages below!

App Ratings: Japanese Mobile Games

Japanese mobile Games average 3.86
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out of 5 stars.
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How Do Japanese Mobile Game Developers Monetize their Games?

Japanese mobile Game publishers Coin icon monetize their apps in the following ways:

  • 11% of Games must be purchased.
  • 71% leverage mobile advertising.
  • 31% have in-app purchases.

Globally, however, mobile Game publishers Coin icon monetize their apps like so:

  • 4% of Games must be purchased.
  • 73% leverage mobile advertising.
  • 27% have in-app purchases.
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How Many Japanese Mobile Games Are Available on Both iOS and Android?

53% of Japanese mobile Game publishers have released Games on both Google PlayGoogle Play and the iTunesApple App Store.
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The Most Popular SDKs and Android Game Permissions

Explore the most common SDKs and permissions used by Japanese Android Games. Uncover the top trending tools and access requirements within the industry.

Top Japanese Mobile Game Developers Based on Downloads

Discover the Top icon top 10 Japanese mobile Game publishers, based on total global downloads.
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Most Popular Mobile Games: Japan

We’ve ranked the Trophy icon top Japanese mobile Games from the most popular Google PlayGoogle Play categories, including Arcade, Casual, Racing, Action, Simulation, and Strategy. We also looked at Trophy icon the most popular and top grossing Japanese mobile Games overall.

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