S. Korean Google Play users spent US$11.2 bln in 10 years

October 16, 2018

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Yonhap) — South Korean users of Google Play’s application store spent a total of US$11.2 billion over the past 10 years, making Asia’s fourth-largest economy the third most lucrative market, a report showed Tuesday.

Google Play, originally known as Android Market, has provided games, applications and other content from its Android store since October 2008.

Japan topped the list with a combined user spend of $25.1 billion, followed by the United States with $19.3 billion, according to the latest report by online mobile application tracker App Annie.

In terms of the number of downloads, the report showed that India came in first place with 36.9 billion apps downloaded over the cited period, followed by the United States with 31.1 billion and Brazil with 25.2 billion.

Japan-based mobile game, “Puzzle & Dragons,” was the top grossing app in the game category, with “Lineage M” by South Korean online game maker NCSOFT Corp. ranking sixth and Netmarble Games’ “Lineage 2: Revolution” eighth.AEN20181016009000320_01_i