Without question, the mobile gaming market is growing in leaps and bounds and is rapidly taking over the gaming arena from other platforms.
Recent statistics also back this claim as tablets have generated more than twofold the income from gaming than it did for the past three years. This will push the net worth of the social gaming sector to an astounding $17.4 billion by the advent of 2020. If the numbers continue to grow at this rate, the mobile gaming platform will consistently surpass its console counterparts!
With the Mobile gaming market expected to flourish in the future, the question arises that what patterns and pathways will this rising market follow and what we may behold in the recent future for the mobile gaming market.
Publishers going Mobile
Activision acquired the ‘Candy Crush’ developing studio, ‘King’ last year in a deal worth a humongous $5.9 billion. Since this deal, more and more traditional publishers have strewn towards mobile gaming and have brought mobile games to the forefront of their franchises’ thoughts. Pioneering publishers like Bethesda, which released titles like Fallout Shelter, are also reaching for the mobile gaming community. This trend is likely to endure up until the end of 2016 and further. The upcoming agent 47 title is evidence of the influence of mobile gaming as its episodic release is extremely reminiscent of the mobile game industry.
Android Games flourish
Google has announced that it is spreading its wings in China and this may well mean the reintroduction of the play store in China after an unsuccessful earlier stint. This will allow the android gaming community to experience an even wider horizon of games and apps from far reaching distances on the globe. The spectral variety of apps will be a treat for everyone and will help narrow the gap between the Apple and Google stores.
Console sales stall
Mobile gaming lags behind console and desktop gaming as of now, but with the unprecedented growth of the mobile market, no one can bet against it overtaking the scenes. Developers’ continued interest and tech advancements towards mobile gaming and online games such as bingo online, the console game sales may drop by upto 40% in 2016 according to Gartner. The diversity of the mobile market and flexibilty in pricing favors the mobile