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US Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2021

US Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2021 for Android
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Mobile phone gaming in the United States is a booming industry and one of the biggest game publisher are from there.

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

How Many Mobile Game Publishers Are from US?

There are more than 8,763 American publishers on Google Play out of all 161,540 game publishers. One of the biggest American publishers are Lion Studios, Imangi Studios, Ivy, Play365, Roblox Corporation, Lowtech Studios, i6 Games, DVloper, Oppana Games, Niantic Inc. . Overall 5% of all game publishers on Google Play are from US. Find the biggest app publishers with our App Market Explorer.

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How Many Mobile Games Are from American Publishers?

There are more than 26,044 games from American publishers on Google Play out of the 427,047 games. Mobile Games with most downloads of American publishers are Roblox, Yes or No?! - Food Pranks, Moshquito!, Among Us, DogLife: BitLife Dogs, Wordscapes, Count Masters - Stickman Clash, MONOPOLY Solitaire: Card Game, TRIVIA STAR Quiz Games Offline, Doll Designer . 6% of all mobile games on Google Play are from American publishers. Filter for mobile games by publisher country with our tool here.

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How Are Mobile Games from American Publishers Rated?

The average rating of 26,044 games from American publishers on Google Play is 3.70 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all mobile games of 3.85 stars. Mobile Games from American publishers on Google Play have on average 14,111 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all games, which is 7,357 ratings. Sort by the best rated game or by the game with most ratings directly in our App Market Explorer.

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How Many Downloads Do Mobile Game from American Publishers Get?

Mobile Games by American publishers have an average of 1.01m downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all mobile games which is 544.61k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

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How Do American Mobile Games Monetize?

13% of games by American publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid mobile games compared to the overall games, where 4% are paid. 67% of games by American publishers include ads. That is a lower value compared to the whole world, where 73% games have ads. 35% of games by American publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 21% of games.

Paid Mobile Games monetization paid American Paid Mobile Games13% Overall Paid Mobile Games4%
Ads monetization ads American Include Ads67% Overall Include Ads73%
In-App Billing monetization iap American In-App Billing35% Overall In-App Billing21%

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

38% of games of American 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 20%. Use our iOS to Android Matching API or Android to iOS Matching API to find the same app across stores.

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

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

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1 Lion Studios

Lion Studios is on position 1 of the biggest American game publishers. Lion Studios is a subsidiary of AppLovin. They help mobile game developers of all sizes grow their businesses by publishing and marketing their games. They’re known for helping developers break through the noise and get their games discovered. Lion Studios has built the games ID Please - Club Simulation, Idle Makeover, Ink Inc. - Tattoo Drawing, Blendy! - Juicy Simulation, and more. They own 146 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 2.4b+ times.

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2 Imangi Studios

Imangi Studios is on position 2 of the biggest American game publishers. Imangi Studios is an independently owned American gaming company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 2008 by the husband-and-wife team of Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova. Their vision for the company was to create family friendly games that anyone could enjoy. Imangi Studios is best known for the mobile gaming apps Temple Run and Pirate Cove Run. They own 4 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 1.53b+ times.

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3 Ivy

Ivy is on position 3 of the biggest American game publishers. Ivy publishes mobile gaming apps. Based in Hong Kong, they want their users to have fun. Ivy offers the games Jewel Castle™ - Classical Match 3 Puzzles, Street Racing 3D, Subway Princess Runner, Galaxy sky shooting, and more. They own 14 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 895.78m+ times.

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4 Play365

Play365 is on position 4 of the biggest American game publishers. Play365, also known as BoxitSoft, is an Argentinean mobile gaming company founded in 2011. Their mission is to create highly entertaining games tailored to fit the interests of their users. Furthermore, BoxitSoft takes pride in the fact that their projects are managed and produced entirely in-house. Their mobile gaming app offering includes: Drive for Speed, Bus Rush, Moto Traffic Race, Metal Soldiers, Game of Warriors, and more. They own 28 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 690.34m+ times.

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5 Roblox Corporation

Roblox Corporation is on position 5 of the biggest American game publishers. Roblox’s is a mobile gaming app publisher whose mission is to bring the world together through play. They aim to enable anyone to imagine, create, and have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive 3D experiences, all built by their global community of developers. They offer the hit mobile gaming app, Roblox. They own a single game that has been downloaded more than 503.22m+ times.

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6 Lowtech Studios

Lowtech Studios is on position 6 of the biggest American game publishers. Lowtech Studios is the mobile gaming app developer behind the popular “massively multiplayer” video game, slither.io. Slither.io gives players control over a worm avatar, which consumes multicolored pellets to grow in size. The objective of the game is to grow the longest worm in the server. Slither.io is based on the classic arcade game Snake. Lowtech Studios has developed and manages only one game: slither.io. They own a single game that has been downloaded more than 491.29m+ times.

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7 i6 Games

i6 Games is on position 7 of the biggest American game publishers. i6 Games is a mobile gaming app publisher aimed at creating a broad suite of products that appeal to consumers of all types. They offer a wide range of mobile gaming apps, including Flying Car 3D, Truck Driving Simulator 3D, 4X4 Offroad Simulator, Flying Police Car Simulator, Airplane Pilot Sim, and many more. They own 207 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 480.36m+ times.

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8 DVloper

DVloper is on position 8 of the biggest American game publishers. They own 16 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 476.17m+ times.

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9 Oppana Games

Oppana Games is on position 9 of the biggest American game publishers. They own 199 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 469.87m+ times.

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10 Niantic, Inc.

Niantic, Inc. is on position 10 of the biggest American game publishers. Niantic, Inc. is an American software development company based in San Francisco, California. They are best known for developing augmented reality games for mobile platforms. Niantic sees a future where their technology paves the way for new entertainment experiences, advanced robotics, and scaled adaptive computing. Niantic offers three mobile gaming apps: Ingress Prime, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and the mega-hit Pokemon GO. They own 5 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 458.05m+ times.

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

The following shows which SDKs are most used by US 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.

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1 sdk icon Google Ads AdMob

64% of mobile games from American publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 14,563 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.

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2 sdk icon Google Firebase

60% of mobile games from American publishers have Google Firebase integrated. In total 13,588 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.

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3 FMOD

57% of mobile games from American publishers have FMOD integrated. In total 12,914 games.

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4 Unity3D

56% of mobile games from American publishers have Unity3D integrated. In total 12,863 games.

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5 sdk icon Google Play In-app billing

38% of mobile games from American publishers have Google Play In-app billing integrated. In total 8,642 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.

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6 sdk icon Unity Ads

33% of mobile games from American publishers have Unity Ads integrated. In total 7,567 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.

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7 sdk icon Google Play Game Services

29% of mobile games from American publishers have Google Play Game Services integrated. In total 6,677 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.

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8 sdk icon Google Drive

28% of mobile games from American publishers have Google Drive integrated. In total 6,501 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.

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9 sdk icon Android Support Library V4

28% of mobile games from American publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 6,316 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.

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10 sdk icon Facebook

21% of mobile games from American publishers have Facebook integrated. In total 4,772 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.

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

The following shows which android permissions are most frequently request by US mobile games publishers. Use our App Market Explorer to filter the Google Play Store by mobile games with specific permissions.

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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 American publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 23,581 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. 81% of the games from American publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 21,176 games.

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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. 50% of the games from American publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 12,912 games.

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4 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 43% of the games from American publishers use the Billing permission. Total 11,297 games.

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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. 38% of the games from American publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 9,992 games.

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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. 31% of the games from American publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 8,013 games.

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7 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. 26% of the games from American publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 6,896 games.

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8 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. 24% of the games from American publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 6,148 games.

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9 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. 23% of the games from American publishers use the Push Notification permission. Total 6,042 games.

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10 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. 22% of the games from American publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 5,616 games.

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What Are the Top 15 Mobile Games in US?

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play Grossing mobile games chart of US. 27% of the top grossing games in US are from American game publishers. See the full chart here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following shows the official Google Play action mobile games chart of US. 7% of the top action games in US are from American game publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play simulation mobile games chart of US. 7% of the top simulations games in US are from American game publishers. See the full chart here.

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

The following shows the official Google Play stranegy mobile games chart of US. 7% of the top strategy games in US are from American game publishers. See the full chart here.