It’s no secret that the mobile gaming industry is growing, but did you know it’s expected to generate revenues of $189.3 billion in 2021?
That’s right, mobile gaming is absolutely booming in popularity right now! Because it’s booming, mobile gaming statistics for 2021 are mind-blowing.
This article will explore some of the most interesting mobile gaming stats and help give a better idea of just how big the industry has become.
Who Is Playing?
It may surprise you that 43% of all smartphone use is dedicated to mobile gaming. In fact, 62% of people who buy a phone install a game within the first week of their purchase.
While all types of smartphones offer mobile gaming options, Android users make up 78% of mobile gamers.
There is almost no difference between male and female mobile gamers. Women account for 51%, and men account for 49%.
On a global scale, there are more than 2.2 billion players worldwide. China accounts for 586 million of those players, which is more than any other country.
What Are People Playing?
Puzzle games are currently the most popular mobile genre in North America contributing 22% to total revenue. Casino games come in second with 17%. Casual games are the most popular worldwide, with puzzles in second.
In terms of player count and downloads, five games have reached the 1 billion downloads milestone. Those games are PUBG Mobile, Garena Free Fire, Pokémon Go, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and Subway Surfers.
Among Us is the current 2021 leader with
Downloads and popularity can largely depend on cost and free-play options. Services like GameMine that offer a flat fee for a catalog of mobile games could change that landscape completely in coming years.
How Long Do People Play?
On average, people spend about 23 minutes a day playing mobile games. Each session has an average of 13 minutes, but this varies greatly depending on the type of game.
This adds up to about 3 hours a week and 6 days per year. Gamers are estimated to spend about a year of their lifetime playing mobile games.
How Much Do People Spend?
The average cost of a mobile game is roughly $0.80. However, most games make their money through advertisements and in-app purchases.
Women are slightly more likely to buy in-game content than men, but only by about 1.2%. Mobile gamers in Asia are 40% more likely to buy in-game content than the rest of the world.
On average, mobile gamers spend about $87 per year on games. America is actually first in revenue even though they are second to China’s active users.
The Evergrowing Mobile Gaming Industry
Now you know who is currently playing the best mobile games and how much time and money they typically spend.
While 2021 statistics are mind-blowing, the mobile gaming industry shows no signs of slowing down. It is expected to grow to a $272 billion industry by 2030. This will surely lead to even more impressive stats in the future!
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