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Mobile Gaming Is In a League of Its Own: Gaming Spotlight 2018 Review

Donny Kristianto

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

2019 is set to be a blockbuster year for mobile gaming and mobile overall — including record levels of apps downloads and consumer spend across the app stores.

Created in partnership with premier global market intelligence firm IDC, our new report illustrates that while mobile gaming first overtook both home game consoles and PC and Mac gaming for consumer spend in 2014, mobile gaming’s lead has widened dramatically since then. In 2018, mobile game spending was 2.1x PC/Mac gaming and 2.8x home game consoles, leaving mobile in a league of its own.


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 to uncover:

  • Where growth is accelerating in key markets
  • How games contribute to total spend and downloads on iOS and Google Play
  • How live multiplayer features are becoming increasingly important to mobile games
  • Opportunities for Console / PC Developers in Mobile Games

March 18, 2019

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