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This spreadsheet provides global forecasts of mobile game downloads and revenue from 2016 to 2021, split by ecosystem (Apple App Store, Google Play, and others), region, and 67 national markets. The download and revenue numbers for all territories are split by ecosystem, and average revenue per download numbers are included for all breakdowns.


  • Global mobile games revenue will nearly double over the next five years, going from $38.5bn in 2016 to $71.5bn in 2021.
  • From an ecosystem perspective, Apple will retain the biggest share of revenue throughout the forecast period, but from an OS perspective, Android will overtake iOS by 2017.
  • Revenue growth will outpace download growth, with mobile game downloads increasing by 1.4 times over the next five years – from 101 billion in 2016 to 141 billion in 2021.

Features and Benefits

  • Discover where growth will be concentrated over the next five years in the mobile games market.
  • Find out how the balance of power will change between app ecosystems in the mobile games market.

Key questions answered

  • Where will growth be concentrated over the next five years in the mobile games market?
  • How will the balance of power change between app ecosystems in the mobile games market?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Mobile Games Market Forecast: 2016–21

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