Japan Mobile App Market Statistics 2023 for Android
Japan’s mobile app market is booming. With some of the highest annual install rates world-wide and consistently impressive usage rates, Japan has cemented itself as one of the most important mobile app markets around. This is partially because Japan has a highly advanced economy with a robust, technologically-engaged population, and also partially due to the fact that Japan is home to many of the globe’s most important tech companies. To name a few: SoftBank, SHARP, Sony, Seiko Epson, and more.
In this article, we provide a number of detailed app statistics and insights from the Japan Android app market. We cover a number of topics, including how many Japanese app publishers are active on Google Play, how many apps they have released, and how Japanese apps have performed compared to the global average. The data is aggregated based on address, meaning only app publishers with valid Japanese addresses listed on Google Play have been considered.
App Market Overview: Japanese Mobile Apps on Google Play
App Ratings: Japanese Mobile Apps
Apps Versus Games: Japan
How Do Japanese Mobile App Developers Monetize their Apps?
Japanese mobile App publishers monetize their apps in the following ways:
- 12% of Apps must be purchased.
- 35% leverage mobile advertising.
- 11% have in-app purchases.
Globally, however, mobile App publishers monetize their apps like so:
- 3% of Apps must be purchased.
- 34% leverage mobile advertising.
- 4% have in-app purchases.
How Many Japanese Mobile Apps Are Available on Both iOS and Android?
The Most Popular SDKs and Android App Permissions
Top Japanese Mobile App Developers Based on Downloads
Most Popular Mobile Apps: Japan
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