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Mobile Gaming Extends Its Lead: Gaming Spotlight 2017 Review

Matt Miller

We’ve partnered with IDC to deliver a detailed analysis of mobile’s increasingly central place in the gaming industry


If there was any doubt that mobile had disrupted the traditional gaming industry, those doubts should now be put to rest.

Created in partnership with premier global market intelligence firm IDC, our new report clearly illustrates that while mobile gaming first overtook both home game consoles and PC and Mac gaming for highest consumer spend in 2014, mobile gaming’s lead has only widened globally since then. In 2017, mobile game spending was 2.3x PC/Mac gaming and 3.6x home game consoles, leaving mobile as the clear leader.

In addition to more details on this consumer spend data, the report covers a wide-range of topics that are must-reads for anyone in the gaming space.

Download and read the full report for:

  • Rapid growth in key markets, most notably in APAC
  • Games’ share of consumer spend and downloads in both the iOS App Store and Google Play
  • The increasingly important role of live multiplayer (as opposed to turn-based multiplayer and single-player) games
  • Much more

For more detailed stats, analysis and stories, download the Gaming Spotlight 2017 Review report directly on the page by filling out the form below. Customers who log-in can download immediately.

March 13, 2018

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