Last March, Apple and Google disabled payments for users from Russia in their mobile stores. This could not but affect the Russian mobile games market. As calculated in , in 2022, residents of the country spent three times less on games in the App Store and Google Play than in 2021.

In total, in 2022, Russian gamers left $343 million in mobile games. In 2021, their spending amounted to $1.05 billion, according to analysts.

The number of game downloads in Russia has also decreased, but not so significantly: from 2.73 billion to 2.63 billion. The most popular titles were Subway Surfers, Roblox, Geometry Dash, Going Balls and Durak Online.