The number of mobile Internet users in Russia has achieved a breakthrough in the past years. Whereas total Russian Internet audience reached 87 million people in 2016, nearly 66 million Russians use mobile devices to surf the net at least once a month. About a third of them, i.e. 20 million people count to so called mobile-only users – they don’t use PCs for Internet access preferring mobile devices instead, as stated in the recent survey of Mediascope.
Mobile app advertising in Russia has got a new dimension. With Yandex Direct the mobile advertisers have a possibility to rich a huge target group ad to optimize campaigns on their own.
The volume of the Russian market of online games in 2015 was 51.9 billion rubles, which is 2% more than the previous year. According to Mail.Ru Group experts, the main revenue growth was recorded in the segment of mobile games: + 20% p.a. The revenue of development of mobile online games exceeded 10 billion rubles.