Over 90% of Google Play revenue in South Korea comes from games

Over 90% of Google Play revenue in South Korea comes from games

More than 90 per cent of revenue generated in South Korea on the Google Play store comes from games.

That comes from WiseApp data reported on by The Korea Herald, which surveyed 23,000 Android smartphone users in Korea from May 1st to 31st.

Games provided the lion share of revenue with 94.4 per cent while messaging and communication apps provided the second most with 2.2 per cent. After that came social media apps with 1.7 per cent and dating apps with 0.5 per cent.

Going mobile

Role-playing games also proved to be popular among South Korean players on Android. NCSoft’s RPG Lineage M is currently leading the charge in top-grossing mobile games on South Korea’s Google Play store.

Following on, Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert Mobile is second while Webzen’s Mu Origin 2 is third. Efun Company’s Three Kingdoms M and Netmarble’s Lineage 2: Revolution rounds off the top five.

Staff Writer

Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.


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