Japan Mobile App Statistics 2024
Last update: 1 Mar 2024 CET
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Top Japanese Mobile App Developers Based on Downloads

The following shows the top 10 Japanese mobile App developers based on downloads on Google PlayGoogle Play.

  • 1st

    LINE (LY Corporation)

    LINE (LY Corporation) is on position 1 of the biggest Japanese app publishers.

    They own 13 apps that have been downloaded together more than 1.17b+ times.

  • 2nd

    Sony Corporation

    Sony Corporation is on position 2 of the biggest Japanese app publishers.

    They own 109 apps that have been downloaded together more than 573.9m+ times.

  • 3rd

    FeliCa Networks, Inc. is on position 3 of the biggest Japanese app publishers.

    FeliCa Networks, Inc. – which was founded in 2004 – has developed and promoted communications around the concept of "Just Touch.” Their next goal is to connect customers with businesses in a smooth and secure way. By uniting FeliCa technology and new platforms targeting future lifestyles, FeliCa Networks aims to be a business partner like no other. FeliCa Networks, Inc. has published おサイフケータイ アプリ, おサイフケータイ Webプラグイン(連携用), おサイフケータイ 設定アプリ, おサイフケータイ Webプラグイン, and more.

    They own 6 apps that have been downloaded together more than 460.62m+ times.

  • 4th

    SHARP CORPORATION is on position 4 of the biggest Japanese app publishers.

    Sharp Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation specializing in the design and manufacturing of electronic products. The company was founded in Tokyo in September, 1912. More recently they have begun developing and publishing mobile apps. SHARP CORPORATION has built such apps as: SHアルバム, SHSHOW, エモパー, エモパー おれんじん, and more.

    They own 314 apps that have been downloaded together more than 339.09m+ times.

  • 5th

    Yahoo! JAPAN (LY Corporation)

    Yahoo! JAPAN (LY Corporation) is on position 5 of the biggest Japanese app publishers.

    They own 37 apps that have been downloaded together more than 334.99m+ times.

  • 6th

    KDDI株式会社 is on position 6 of the biggest Japanese app publishers.

    KDDI株式会社 is a Japanese telecommunications operator founded in 2000 through the merger of DDI Corp, KDD Corp, and IDO Corp. They provide mobile cellular services using the "au by KDDI" brand. KDDI株式会社 is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. KDDI株式会社 has developed the apps +メッセージ(プラスメッセージ), au WALLET−au PAYも使えるスマホ決済アプリ, auサービスTOP, デジラアプリ, and more.

    They own 48 apps that have been downloaded together more than 274.64m+ times.

  • 7th

    SoftBank Corp. is on position 7 of the biggest Japanese app publishers.

    SoftBank Corp. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company owns stakes in various global brands, including Arm Holdings, Boston Dynamics, Sprint, Alibaba, and more. Softbank also runs Vision Fund, the renowned technology-focused venture capital fund. SoftBank Corp. has developed and published SoftBankメール, My SoftBankプラス, Mobile Installer (ソフトバンク), Disaster Message Board, and more.

    They own 64 apps that have been downloaded together more than 252.16m+ times.

  • 8th

    NTT DOCOMO is on position 8 of the biggest Japanese app publishers.

    NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest telecommunications company. Founded in 1991, they provide innovative, convenient, and secure mobile services that enable customers to lead smarter lives. NTT DOCOMO also has numerous apps to their name, including dポイントクラブ, My docomo - 料金・通信量の確認, dメニュー, d払い-スマホ決済アプリ、キャッシュレスでお支払い, and more.

    They own 73 apps that have been downloaded together more than 237.85m+ times.

  • 9th

    EKATOX APPS

    EKATOX APPS is on position 9 of the biggest Japanese app publishers.

    They own 5 apps that have been downloaded together more than 218.52m+ times.

  • 10th

    ibis inc. is on position 10 of the biggest Japanese app publishers.

    ibis inc. is the Japan-based developer behind the ibis Paint app, which began with the desire to share the joy of digital drawing. ibis Paint is a social drawing app available via smartphones, tablets, and other devices. ibis inc. has developed ibis Paint X and ibis Paint.

    They own 2 apps that have been downloaded together more than 218.37m+ times.

This chart provides a near real-time ranking of the 10 most popular Japanese mobile App developers on Google PlayGoogle Play.

Currently, LINE (LY Corporation) leads the way, followed by Sony Corporation, FeliCa Networks, Inc., SHARP CORPORATION, and Yahoo! JAPAN (LY Corporation).

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