Mobile Gaming is Dominating the Gaming Industry


In the past video games came on cartridges, you played them on a big fat tube television in your parent’s basement and you told your friends about the level you reached at school the next day.   Now you might still be living in your parent’s basement but the future of gaming is solidly mobile.   Anywhere, any-time, high quality gaming, that fits nicely in our pocket, is yours to have (at least on non Blackberry devices ~ zing).  The mobile entertainment industry was worth $33 billion last year, which is due in part to the success of smartphones like the iPhone and the plethora of Android devices like the HTC Thunderbolt.  These high powered computers were just waiting for people to turn them into gaming consoles.

The industry is undergoing a titanic shift, factors like the ease of publishing to the App Store, the extremely low cost to become a developer, the growth of Freemium games (games given away for free with revenues coming from alternative sources) and the rise of the female gamers (53% of mobile gamers are female) are rewriting the rules and making millionaires overnight.

Geekaphone has taken an in depth look at the numbers and stats behind the industry and have put together this informative infographic, all you have to do is pause your game for 1.4 minutes to take a look.

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5 Responses to “Mobile Gaming is Dominating the Gaming Industry”

  1. Wade Rockett August 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Great infographic! I shared it on my blog, and shortly afterward got a DM on Twitter telling me that Angry Birds actually passed 200 million downloads in May 2011 (as reported by TechCrunch) is now is closer to the 300 million mark.

  2. Felipe August 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Great work!

  3. Brad August 13, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    Can you list the sources for these stats?

  4. Brad August 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Ignore that ;-)

  5. Charlotte December 5, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Wow love this infographic! I am part of that 53% of female gamers and I am also a proud android user.