Top Gaining Apps in Japan: Boyfriend Maker, Angry Birds Star Wars and more

Japanese apps to watch: Which top apps gained the most ranks in Japan last week?

Every week, we use App Annie Store Stats to study the charts of international app stores to learn which of the top apps are making big gains worldwide.

You can use this data to be the first to spot trends that are happening in app stores worldwide. By staying on top of the app store rankings, you can spot which apps are gaining momentum in which countries, allowing you to uncover the stories behind the app stores before everyone else.

In this post, we’re looking at the top gaining apps in Japan.

How we find the Top Gaining Apps

Using App Annie Store Stats data, we look at apps in the last week that have achieved a Top 20 rank in the iPhone and Google Play stores.

By looking at gainers within the Top 20, we make sure we’re looking at apps that have achieved a notable level of success. Moving up in the rankings becomes significantly harder as you move closer to the top.

Since we can track the Top 1000 apps, we can then measure how many ranks these apps gained to get into the Top 20 charts for most-downloaded and highest-grossing apps.

Using this method, we’ll now look at four charts to learn more about the app landscape in Japan across the iPhone and Google Play stores.

1. iPhone Free charts: Top Gainers

Boyfriend Maker heads the list of top free iPhone apps with big gains

The relationship simulator from 36 You Games gains big to land in the Top 20 iPhone Free charts, peaking at #1. Looking at its daily ranks in App Annie Store Stats, Boyfriend Maker appears to have staying power as it continues to hold its rank after a sharp spike that propelled it to the top charts.

iPhone Free Peak Rank Ranks Gained
1 Boyfriend Maker 1 1000+
2 MyCalendar Free 2 1000+
3 破戒のリベリヲン 3 1000+
4 Celestial Crystalia 6 1000+
5 HDR FX Pro 11 1000+
6 レイトン教授と世紀の七怪盗 16 1000+
7 Doors&Rooms 17 1000+
8 神アプリや悩み解決&流行情報-トリセツ for iPhone 15 900+
9 超くりひろい 3 900+
10 Traveling Dog Animol 3 400+
Data from App Annie Store Stats. November 9-15, 2012.
Apps in the Top 20 iPhone Free charts that had the biggest rank gains.

 

2. Google Play Free: Top Gainers

Angry Birds Star Wars gained over 1000 spots on the Google Play Free charts

In contrast to the iPhone Free charts — which had a significant shake-up due to several top apps gaining over 1000 ranks — the Google Play Free charts are less volatile. Angry Birds Star Wars is notable as a very big gainer in a comparatively stable top charts list.

Google Play Free Peak Rank Ranks Gained
1 Angry Birds Star Wars 6 1000+
2 仮面ライダー ライダバウト! 16 140+
3 White Line 15 130+
4 かっぱコレクション 7 70+
5 MyCalendar 9 10+
6 MANGA FU CAMERA 6 6
7 Ice Cream Artist 12 6
8 Numer0n 9 4
9 LINE camera 15 2
10 乗換案内 14 2
Data from App Annie Store Stats. November 9-15, 2012.
Apps in the Top 20 Google Play Free charts that had the biggest rank gains.

3. iPhone Grossing: Top Gainers

Kamen Rider Riderbout! stands out as the app that gained the most ranks in the iPhone Grossing charts

Three apps made big gains of over 1000 ranks to join the top iPhone Grossing charts.

Google Play Free Peak Rank Ranks Gained
1 Angry Birds Star Wars 6 1000+
2 仮面ライダー ライダバウト! 16 140+
3 White Line 15 130+
4 かっぱコレクション 7 70+
5 MyCalendar 9 10+
6 MANGA FU CAMERA 6 6
7 Ice Cream Artist 12 6
8 Numer0n 9 4
9 LINE camera 15 2
10 乗換案内 14 2
Data from App Annie Store Stats. November 9-15, 2012.
Apps in the Top 20 Google Play Free charts that had the biggest rank gains.

4. Google Play Grossing: Top Gainers

押忍!番長2 gained the most ranks in the Google Play Grossing top charts

Continuing the pattern from the Free charts, the Google Play Grossing top charts is relatively stable, with the biggest movement activity happening from within the Top 20.

Google Play Grossing Peak Rank Ranks Gained
1 押忍!番長2 14 10+
2 パチスロ バジリスク~甲賀忍法帖~II 18 10+
3 ファルキューレの紋章 [美麗ファンタジー カードバトル] 15 6
4 お住まい夢物語 18 5
5 LINE 2 4
6 KINGDOM CONQUEST 【RPG】 12 4
7 運命のクランバトル 14 3
8 恐竜ドミニオン[登録不要の無料恐竜シミュレーションゲーム] 12 2
9 真・戦国バスター 9 2
10 三国INFINITY 9 1
Data from App Annie Store Stats. November 9-15, 2012.
Apps in the Top 20 Google Play Grossing charts that had the biggest rank gains.

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