Role Playing Games - Worldwide

  • Worldwide
  • The Role Playing Games market is anticipated to witness substantial growth in the coming years.
  • By 2022, the total revenue in this market is projected to reach a staggering US$44.95bn worldwide.
  • This upward trajectory is expected to continue, with an annual growth rate (CAGR 2022-2027) of 7.91%.
  • As a result, the market volume is estimated to reach US$70.73bn by 2027.
  • When examining the revenue sources within the Role Playing Games market, it is predicted that in-app purchases (IAP) will play a significant role.
  • In 2022, the revenue generated from in-app purchases is projected to reach US$22.40bn.
  • Additionally, paid app revenue is expected to reach US$0.13bn in the same year.
  • Furthermore, advertising revenue is estimated to reach US$22.42bn in 2022.
  • In terms of user engagement, the number of downloads in the Role Playing Games market is projected to reach approximately 8.76bn downloads in 2022.
  • This indicates the popularity and widespread appeal of these games among gamers worldwide.
  • Currently, the average revenue per download is expected to amount to US$5.13.
  • When examining the global landscape, it becomes evident that in China leads the way in terms of revenue generation within the Role Playing Games market.
  • In 2022, in China is projected to generate a substantial revenue of US$25,040.00m.
  • This highlights the significant role that the Chinese market plays in the global gaming industry.

Key regions: Germany, Asia, India, Europe, United States

Region comparison

Analyst Opinion

Since the start of Apple, Inc.'s App Store in 2008 with around 500 apps, mobile apps have come to dominate the digital economy and have quickly outpaced the demand for desktop applications. As of 2021, the Apple App Store and Google Play Store had more than 5 million apps combined. Because many apps from the West are not available in China, many new app stores have emerged there. Digital lifestyles around the world now depend on adopting mobile apps, especially when it comes to social networking. The games industry has also been thoroughly transformed by the app revolution and is demonstrated by the fact that the games category is the largest and highest-grossing app category.


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on revenue from in-app purchases, revenue from the purchase of apps, and revenue from advertising, as well as the number of downloads for each app category.

Modeling approach:

Market sizes are determined through a bottom-up approach, building on a specific rationale for each market segment. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use market data from independent databases and third-party sources, current trends, and reported performance indicators of top market players. In addition, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations, such as smartphone users and mobile broadband connections. This data helps us estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the relevant market. For example, the S-curve function and exponential trend smoothing are well suited for forecasting digital products and services due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption. The main drivers are GDP/capita, level of digitization, and consumer attitudes toward apps.

Additional notes:

The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change.


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