South Africa Mobile Game Statistics 2024
Last update: 18 May 2024 CET
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South Africa Mobile Game Market Statistics 2024 for Android

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In South Africa, gaming represents only a small slice of consumers’ annual media and entertainment spend. Nevertheless, mobile gaming is growing fast, with the best year-on-year growth rates of any media type, including books, magazines, cinema, music, and podcasts. Considering the country’s high rates of smartphone penetration this should come as no surprise. South Africa, as with much of the world, is increasingly mobile-first when it comes to gaming.

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

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App Market Overview: South African Mobile Games on Google Play

Discover how prevalent South African 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: South African Mobile Games

South African mobile Games average 3.81
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out of 5 stars.
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How Do South African Mobile Game Developers Monetize their Games?

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

  • 7% of Games must be purchased.
  • 70% leverage mobile advertising.
  • 29% have in-app purchases.

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

  • 3% of Games must be purchased.
  • 71% leverage mobile advertising.
  • 22% have in-app purchases.
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How Many South African Mobile Games Are Available on Both iOS and Android?

14% of South African 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 South African Android Games. Uncover the top trending tools and access requirements within the industry.

Top South African Mobile Game Developers Based on Downloads

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

We’ve ranked the Trophy icon top South African 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 South African mobile Games overall.

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