India Mobile Game Installs Top 7 Billion in First Nine Months of 2020, 17% of Global Downloads

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India had the highest number of mobile game installs globally in Q1 to Q3. According to the research data analyzed and published by Safe Betting Sites, with a total of 7.3 billion games downloaded during the period, India accounted for 17% of the worldwide total.

Moreover, based on data from KPMG, the market value of India’s gaming industry as a whole was $1.2 billion in fiscal year 2020 which ended in March this year. It is projected to rise to $1.34 billion in 2021 and further to $1.9 billion in 2022.

Global Mobile Game Downloads Sink by 5.3% in Q3 2020

According to Statista, the Indian gaming industry will create 40,000 new job opportunities by 2022. By then, the value of its mobile gaming market will be $405 million, up from $266 million in 2016 with more gamers farming OSRS gold then ever.

A Bernstein study estimates that there has been a 30% to 40% increase in the number of daily active gamers since the start of the pandemic. Statista projects that by 2022, the number of mobile gamers will reach 370 million, up from 201 million in 2016. Overall, there will be 510 million online gamers in India by 2022.

The US was second globally in terms of the number of mobile game installs during Q1 to Q3 2020. With 4.2 billion downloads, it accounted for 9.8% of the global total. Brazil came in third with 3.5 billion downloads, an 8% share. 

Globally, the number of mobile game downloads from Q1 to Q3 2020 rose by 36.9% to 42.7 billion. Google Play Store downloads increased by 42.8% year-over-year (YoY) while on the App Store, there was an increase of 15.9% YoY. 

Across the two app stores though, there was a 5.3% decline in installs during Q3 2020. Player spending during Q1 to Q3 totaled $58.7 billion, increasing by 25.7% YoY. The US ranked first, growing by 38.8% to $16.5 billion.

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