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US Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

US Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020

Last update: 11 Jul 2020 CET
US Mobile Gaming Statistics in 2020 for Android

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 10,297 American publishers on Google Play out of all 169,332 game publishers. One of the biggest American publishers are Imangi Studios, Lion Studios, Play365, Glu, i6 Games, Lowtech Studios, Niantic Inc., Jam City Inc., Natenai Ariyatrakool, Oppana Games . Overall 6% 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 30,025 games from American publishers on Google Play out of the 434,291 games. Mobile Games with most downloads of American publishers are Murder Hornet, Pull Him Out, Roblox, Pokémon GO, Gacha Club, Randonautica, Save The Girl, Speak to the manager, Scrabble® GO - New Word Game, Wordscapes Search . 7% 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 30,025 games from American publishers on Google Play is 3.47 out of 5 stars. This is less than the overall average rating of all mobile games of 3.65 stars. Mobile Games from American publishers on Google Play have on average 10,032 ratings. This number is higher than the average number of ratings of all games, which is 5,924 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 643.52k downloads. Overall they get more downloads than the average of all mobile games which is 391.09k. We offer also more detailed download estimates for any app.

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Average Downloads Per American Mobile Game
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How Do American Mobile Games Monetize?

15% of games by American publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid mobile games compared to the overall games, where 5% 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. 33% of games by American publishers make use of In-App Payments to monetize. That is higher than the average of 20% of games.

Paid Mobile Games American Paid Mobile Games15% Overall Paid Mobile Games5%
Ads American Include Ads67% Overall Include Ads73%
In-App Billing American In-App Billing33% Overall In-App Billing20%

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

33% 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 18%. 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.

1 Imangi Studios

Imangi Studios is on position 1 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 1.29b+ times.

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2 Lion Studios

Lion Studios is on position 2 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 52 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 1.11b+ times.

1.11b+
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3 Play365

Play365 is on position 3 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 30 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 645.4m+ times.

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4 Glu

Glu is on position 4 of the biggest American game publishers. Glu is one of the largest creators of mobile gaming apps in the world. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices all over the Bay Area, as well as in Toronto, Canada, and Hyderabad, India. Their mobile gaming app portfolio includes such titles as the Deer Hunter series, MLB Tap Sports Baseball, KIM KARDASHIAN: HOLLYWOOD, DINO HUNTER: DEADLY SHORES, WWE Universe, COOKING DASH, and more. They own 66 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 511.27m+ times.

511.27m+
66
5 i6 Games

i6 Games is on position 5 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 208 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 458.57m+ times.

458.57m+
208
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 416.27m+ times.

416.27m+
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7 Niantic, Inc.

Niantic, Inc. is on position 7 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 4 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 398.11m+ times.

398.11m+
4
8 Jam City, Inc.

Jam City, Inc. is on position 8 of the biggest American game publishers. Jam City is an award-winning American mobile entertainment studio, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience. The company was founded in 2010, by MySpace co-founders Chris DeWolfe, Colin Digiaro and Aber Whitcomb, and former 20th Century Fox executive Josh Yguado. They offer a number of hit mobile gaming apps, including Disney Emoji Blitz, Panda Pop! Bubble Shooter Saga & Puzzle Adventure, and more. They own 26 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 388.96m+ times.

388.96m+
26
9 Natenai Ariyatrakool

Natenai Ariyatrakool is on position 9 of the biggest American game publishers. They own 7 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 336.28m+ times.

336.28m+
7
10 Oppana Games

Oppana Games is on position 10 of the biggest American game publishers. They own 193 mobile games that have been downloaded together more than 323.3m+ times.

323.3m+
193

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.

1 Google Ads AdMob

68% of mobile games from American publishers have Google Ads AdMob integrated. In total 17,386 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 Firebase

54% of mobile games from American publishers have Firebase integrated. In total 13,850 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 Unity3D

51% of mobile games from American publishers have Unity3D integrated. In total 13,125 games.

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4 FMOD

51% of mobile games from American publishers have FMOD integrated. In total 13,113 games.

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5 Google Play In-app billing

49% of mobile games from American publishers have Google Play In-app billing integrated. In total 12,580 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 Android Support Library V4

45% of mobile games from American publishers have Android Support Library V4 integrated. In total 11,670 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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11670
7 Google Play Game Services

36% of mobile games from American publishers have Google Play Game Services integrated. In total 9,303 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.

36
9303
8 Google Drive SDK

35% of mobile games from American publishers have Google Drive SDK integrated. In total 9,009 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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9009
9 Unity Ads

27% of mobile games from American publishers have Unity Ads integrated. In total 7,042 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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7042
10 Google Cloud Messaging

25% of mobile games from American publishers have Google Cloud Messaging integrated. In total 6,372 games.

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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.

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. 90% of the games from American publishers use the Internet Access permission. Total 27,035 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. 80% of the games from American publishers use the Network Information Access permission. Total 24,150 games.

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3 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. 43% of the games from American publishers use the Write External Storage permission. Total 12,876 games.

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4 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. 41% of the games from American publishers use the Phone Sleep Mode Preventation permission. Total 12,436 games.

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5 Billing

The com.android.vending.BILLING permission is required for the integration of billing in android applications. 41% of the games from American publishers use the Billing permission. Total 12,376 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. 32% of the games from American publishers use the Wifi Information Access permission. Total 9,597 games.

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7 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. 26% of the games from American publishers use the Read External Storage permission. Total 7,899 games.

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8 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 7,023 games.

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9 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. 23% of the games from American publishers use the Vibration permission. Total 6,781 games.

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10 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. 17% of the games from American publishers use the Install Referrer permission. Total 5,154 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. 20% 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. 33% 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. 13% 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. 7% of the top casual games in US are from American game 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. 20% 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. 13% 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. 13% 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. 20% of the top strategy games in US are from American game publishers. See the full chart here.