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Mobile games may eclipse consoles in the future

Mobile Games to Eclipse Consoles

Game industry continues to shift to accommodate mobile games

It is no secret that mobile games have become much more than a simple novelty or passing fad. With the number of consumers with mobile devices growing, these games have become an integral part to the entertainment that many people experience all over the world. Mobile games now represent one of the most lucrative sectors of the game industry, and the allure of these games have caused even decades old development companies, many of whom have long been devoted to consoles, to embrace the mobile space eagerly. The growth of mobile games has yet to show any serious signs of slowing down, which may make mobile the most popular gaming platform in the near future.

Report predicts the future of mobile gaming

Juniper Research, a leading market research firm, has released a new report concerning the emerging trends being seeing in mobile games. According to the firm, consumers will spend more than $3 billion on mobile games in 2016 worldwide. The firm notes that $301 million was spent on these games in 2012, showing that mobile games are growing at a very rapid pace. Juniper Research suggests that the mobile platform will grow ten times larger in terms of sales by the end of 2016.

Tablets expected to be device of choice for gamers

The report notes that the Far East, China, and North American markets will account for 86% of all mobile games spending in 2016. Tablets will be the preferred platform that consumers use to play games as they are beginning to be built with hardware dedicated to gaming. More games are also being designed with tablets in mind, especially those of the free-to-play model, which have already proven significantly popular among consumers.

Firm anticipates mobile to dominate gaming

Juniper Research claims that mobile will be the primary form of gaming in the future. The firm anticipates that consumers will begin moving away from traditional consoles in droves due to the entertainment that can be had through mobile games. There is, however, a new generation of consoles expected to be launched this year, which may be able to ensnare the interests of gamers once again.

Mobile games on the rise worldwide

mobile games around the worldReport provides insight on the growth of mobile games around the world

Newzoo, a market research firm, has released a new report concerning the growth of mobile games throughout the world. Mobile gaming has become a very popular pastime for many consumers as well as a very influential force within the game industry. Consumers have shown their favor for mobile games because of their accessibility and ease of use, while game developers have taken a strong interest in mobile platforms because financial opportunities and the prospect of reaching a massive audience.

Mobile games market growth 33% in 2012

According to the report from Newzoo, there are now more than 500 million mobile gamers throughout the world. Together, these consumers have spent a total of $9 billion throughout 2012, growing the mobile games market by 33% over what it had been in 2011. Newzoo predicts that the market will continue to grow in the coming years due to the growing number of people purchasing smart phones and tablets.

Free-to-play games are most popular among consumers

The report notes that free games are, by far, the most popular among consumers. While free-to-play games have strong support, these mobile games do have monetization systems in place that can generate profit for their developers. Most free-to-play games offer special services or features that players have to pay for in order to access. In most cases, these features are not necessary to enjoy the game, but consumers tend to purchase these features anyway. These paid features, as well as in-game advertisements, provide developers with considerable profit despite the fact that their games are free-to-play.

Mobile payments revolve around gaming

Newzoo notes that the United Kingdom boasts of the highest number of consumers willing to pay money on mobile games, whether they are free-to-play or not. The U.S. has seen the most growth in the number of mobile gamers there are and U.S. gamers tend to spend more time on their mobile devices, according to the report. The report also notes that approximately 66% of all money spent through a mobile device goes toward gaming.