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Malaysia Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

Malaysia Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

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

Mobile gaming is big business in Malaysia. Moreover, despite the country's developing status, gaming apps, which require substantially more wireless infrastructure than PC or platform games, already account for over half of the country’s gaming market.

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

How Many Mobile Game Publishers Are from Malaysia?

There are more than 637 Malaysian publishers on Google Play out of all 161,767 game publishers. One of the biggest Malaysian publishers are Mad Elephant Studios Sports Fun Games, SIAMGAME, MEDIASOFT ENTERTAINMENT, Media Prima Digital, Kurechii, Les'Copaque Games Development Inc., Lipandes Studios, Kaigan Games OÜ, Nexx Studio, Perfect Play . Less than 1% of all game publishers on Google Play are from Malaysia. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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Malaysian
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How Many Mobile Games Are from Malaysian Publishers?

There are more than 2,159 games from Malaysian publishers on Google Play out of the 424,524 games. Mobile Games with most downloads of Malaysian publishers are Didi & Friends Playtown . 1% of all mobile games on Google Play are from Malaysian publishers. Filter for mobile games by publisher country with our tool here.

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Malaysian Mobile Games
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How Are Mobile Games from Malaysian Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 2,159 games from Malaysian publishers on Google Play is 3.27 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all mobile games of 3.63 stars. Mobile Games from Malaysian publishers on Google Play have on average 857 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
Malaysian Mobile Games
3.27 stars
Average #Ratings of
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Average rating of
All Mobile Games
3.63 stars
Average #Ratings of
All Mobile Games

How Many Downloads Do Mobile Game from Malaysian Publishers Get?

Mobile Games by Malaysian publishers have an average of 61.82k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all mobile games which is 389.81k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

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Average Downloads Per Malaysian Mobile Game
Average Downloads Per Mobile Game

How Do Malaysian Mobile Games Monetize?

5% of games by Malaysian publishers are paid. That is a lower value of paid mobile games compared to the overall games, where 5% are paid. 83% of games by Malaysian publishers include ads. That is a higher value compared to the whole world, where 73% games have ads. 21% of games by Malaysian publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 20% of games.

Paid Mobile Games Malaysian Paid Mobile Games5% Overall Paid Mobile Games5%
Ads Malaysian Include Ads83% Overall Include Ads73%
In-App Billing Malaysian In-App Billing21% Overall In-App Billing20%

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

14% of games of Malaysian publishers are available on both Google Play and iTunes. But overall they put less 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.

Malaysian Mobile Games
Available on Both Stores
Overall Mobile Games
Available on Both Stores

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

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

1 Mad Elephant Studios Sports Fun Games

Mad Elephant Studios Sports Fun Games is on position 1 of the biggest Malaysian game publishers. Mad Elephant Studios Sports Fun Games is a Malaysian mobile gaming app developer and publisher. Mad Elephant Studios Sports Fun Games has developed the apps World Soccer Games 2014 Cup, Football Games: Action Soccer, Keeper - Football Goalkeeper Penalty Blocker, Basketball Games - Free Run And Dunk 3D, and more. They own 15 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 21.24m+ times.

21.24m+
15
2 SIAMGAME

SIAMGAME is on position 2 of the biggest Malaysian game publishers. SIAMGAME is a top mobile games developer committed to creating fun, high-quality games. They are based in Malaysia. SIAMGAME has published Mabinogi-Fantasy Life, Dragon Nest M - SEA, BLEACH Mobile 3D, MU Origin-TH, and more. They own 5 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 15.19m+ times.

15.19m+
5
3 MEDIASOFT ENTERTAINMENT

MEDIASOFT ENTERTAINMENT is on position 3 of the biggest Malaysian game publishers. MEDIASOFT ENTERTAINMENT is a mobile gaming app developer and publisher based in Malaysia. MEDIASOFT ENTERTAINMENT is responsible for the apps Roll Spike Sepak Takraw, LiNing Jump Smash 15 Badminton, Li-Ning Jump Smash™ 2014, Li-Ning Jump Smash 2013™, and more. They own 23 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 12.01m+ times.

12.01m+
23
4 Media Prima Digital

Media Prima Digital is on position 4 of the biggest Malaysian game publishers. Media Prima Digital embraces technical innovation, digital solutions, and creative strategies. They offer a wide range of services, including digital consultancy that encompasses creative solutions, diversified platform services, e-commerce expertise, and the development and incubation of mobile applications and games. Media Prima Digital has developed Ejen Ali : Emergency, tonton, Mak Cun's Adventure, Ejen Ali:MATA Training Academy, and more. They own 14 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 9.53m+ times.

9.53m+
14
5 Kurechii

Kurechii is on position 5 of the biggest Malaysian game publishers. Kurechii is a Malaysia-based mobile games studio. Founded in 2009, they are fueled by passion, creativity, and determination, and aim to bring more memorable and unique games to the world. Kurechii has developed the apps Tiny Guardians, Postknight, Chicky Duo, and King's League: Odyssey. They own 4 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 6.13m+ times.

6.13m+
4
6 Les'Copaque Games Development Inc.

Les'Copaque Games Development Inc. is on position 6 of the biggest Malaysian game publishers. Les'Copaque Games Development Inc. is a Malaysia-based mobile gaming app developer. Les'Copaque Games Development Inc. created the app Upin Ipin Demi Metromillenium. They own a single game that has been downloaded more than 4.13m+ times.

4.13m+
1
7 Lipandes Studios

Lipandes Studios is on position 7 of the biggest Malaysian game publishers. Lipandes Studios is a Malaysian mobile games developer that builds app versions of classic and traditional games. Lipandes Studios created the apps Damas - traditional board games, Damas (Spanish Checkers), Word Search: Spanish, Mancala, and more. They own 22 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 4.02m+ times.

4.02m+
22
8 Kaigan Games OÜ

Kaigan Games OÜ is on position 8 of the biggest Malaysian game publishers. Kaigan Games OÜ is a mobile games publisher based in Malaysia. Kaigan Games OÜ has developed SIMULACRA 2, SIMULACRA - Found phone horror mystery, SIM - Sara Is Missing, SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams, and more. They own 4 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 4.02m+ times.

4.02m+
4
9 Nexx Studio

Nexx Studio is on position 9 of the biggest Malaysian game publishers. Nexx Studio creates and publishes mobile games. Nexx Studio has developed and published Real Gangster Crime, Truck Driver City Crush, Army Toys Town, Freezero, and more. They own 4 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 3.59m+ times.

3.59m+
4
10 Perfect Play

Perfect Play is on position 10 of the biggest Malaysian game publishers. Perfect Play is a mobile games developer focused on creating high quality games and providing professional services. Based in Malaysia, their innovative teams are dedicated to engaging with each product. Perfect Play has published the apps Idle Train Tycoon, Cricket Master, Downhill Racing, Idle Cricket, and more. They own 12 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 3.11m+ times.

3.11m+
12

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

The following shows which SDKs are most used by Malaysia 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

84% of mobile games from Malaysian publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 1,629 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.

84
1629
2 Firebase

73% of mobile games from Malaysian publishers have Firebase integrated. In total 1,426 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.

73
1426
3 Google Play In-app billing

66% of mobile games from Malaysian publishers have Google Play In-app billing integrated. In total 1,286 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.

66
1286
4 Android Support Library V4

55% of mobile games from Malaysian publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 1,081 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.

55
1081
5 Facebook

44% of mobile games from Malaysian publishers have Facebook integrated. In total 848 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.

44
848
6 Google Analytics

43% of mobile games from Malaysian publishers have Google Analytics integrated. In total 845 games. Google Analytics is an analytics SDK that enables app developers to measure user interactions on their app. It is designed to give developers the tools necessary to collect, configure, and analyze data in order to reach the right audience.

43
845
7 gson

40% of mobile games from Malaysian publishers have gson integrated. In total 780 games. Gson is a Google-developed Java library that app developers can leverage to convert Java Objects into their JSON representation, and vice versa. It works with arbitrary Java objects, including pre-existing objects of which developers do not have the source-code.

40
780
8 Google Play Game Services

38% of mobile games from Malaysian publishers have Google Play Game Services integrated. In total 745 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
745
9 Google Drive SDK

37% of mobile games from Malaysian publishers have Google Drive SDK integrated. In total 727 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
727
10 AppLovin MAX

35% of mobile games from Malaysian publishers have AppLovin MAX integrated. In total 685 games. AppLovin's powerful analytics and marketing platform provides mobile game developers with the tools they need to monetize, publish, understand, and grow their businesses all in one SDK.

35
685

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

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by Malaysia 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. 96% of the games from Malaysian publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 2,062 games.

96
2062
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. 91% of the games from Malaysian publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 1,955 games.

91
1955
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. 58% of the games from Malaysian publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 1,251 games.

58
1251
4 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 58% of the games from Malaysian publishers use the Billing permission. Total 1,248 games.

58
1248
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. 52% of the games from Malaysian publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 1,133 games.

52
1133
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. 51% of the games from Malaysian publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 1,109 games.

51
1109
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. 38% of the games from Malaysian publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 827 games.

38
827
8 Course Location Access

App publishers can use android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION within their apps to give them the ability to generate the approximate location of the devices they are running on. This location is generated by a combination of location services, including network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. Similar to the android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION permission, these location services must be enabled by the user for the app to use them. 36% of the games from Malaysian publishers use the Course Location Access permission. Total 773 games.

36
773
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. 31% of the games from Malaysian publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 660 games.

31
660
10 Fine Location Access

With android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION apps can find the precise location of the devices they are running on. In other words, apps can figure out where their users are. This is achieved using GPS or network location sources, like Wi-Fi and cell towers. However, in order for these location services to function, users must turn them on. 28% of the games from Malaysian publishers use the Fine Location Access permission. Total 610 games.

28
610

What Are the Top 15 Mobile Games in Malaysia?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play simulation mobile games chart of Malaysia. There are no games from Malaysian publishers. See the full chart here.

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

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