A Look At Global Top 50 App Publisher List : East Asia Rules; No Indian Startup In The List

Here is a quick look at top iOS & Google Play publishers based on revenue*.

  • Finland’s SuperCell takes the top slot, followed by UK’s King and Japan’s mixi.
  • East Asia takes 28 of the top 52 spots!
Top 52 App Publishers
Top 52 App Publishers

East Asia Rules App Revenue Business

East Asia’s stronghold on the Top 52 continues, as publishers from China, Japan and South Korea eked out a majority, snagging 28 of the 52 spots!

Not so surprisingly, none of the Indian publisher made it to the list. Apart from the fact that very few publishers have big download numbers, the CPM rates are too low (if you are targeting local geographies).

Having said that, which Indian publisher do you think stands out?


The App Annie 52 is comprised of the top 52 earners by combined iOS and Google Play revenue from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 inclusive. Revenue rankings are based on revenue earned from paid downloads and in-app purchases on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. They do not include revenue earned from in-app advertising or subscriptions outside app store channels. (source)

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