Recently, mobile gaming has been gaining a rather large share in terms of revenue. Gaming consoles/platforms and online gaming giants have dominated the game industry for the last decades, but with the enormous mobile gaming insurgents, change is definitely coming and change is welcome especially for avid gamers and enthusiasts.
Mobile games revenue forecast is predicted to increase up to $45 billion by 2018. Asia has been the leader in the industry since 2013, and is predicted to dominate the industry by up to 50% total revenue. Industry Analyst Vincent van Deelen stated,
“This is simply not the case. We are also emphasizing that the recent results of individual high profile companies such as Rovio, King, DeNA and GREE are not necessarily indicative of the state of the mobile market as a whole. It is not in our interest to inflate market figures, but the hard facts have forced us to adjust our estimates upward. We have maintained our year-on-year growth rates toward 2017, ultimately leading to a $40Bn+ market share. "
In this regard, mobile game players have successfully gained large share in the market like most gaming console and online gaming companies. Indeed, this is good news for game development companies and their shareholders to put more focus and emphasis on this growing trend. Android games are also expected to be predictably higher in the coming years. Though, it is still a proven fact that rakes in more revenue than Google Play despite the latter having massive download for freemium model type of games. But in a global perspective, Chinese app stores and android game downloads and revenue far exceeded iOS last 2014. North America, Europe and other Asian countries, such as Japan and South Korea have also ventured in the global trend. Reports show that mobile games now account for nearly 40% of the country’s total digital games revenue. With increased competition, smaller companies are also getting creative with the introduction of e-sports, multi-screen gaming and HTML5 mobile gaming, and the final trend is the rising popularity of downloading Android games for TV-based gaming. The top 7 companies in the mobile gaming industry compete for the release of quality games to dominate further and not to get left behind in the scene.
These are some of the most downloaded game apps: 1. aa 2. Agar. io 3. Angry Birds 4. Angry Birds Rio 5. Angry Birds Seasons 6. Angry Birds Space 7. Angry Birds Star Wars 8. Angry Birds Star Wars 2 9. Angry Birds Go! 10. Angry Birds 2 11. Ant Smasher: Best Free Game 12. Archery Master 3D 13. Asphalt 8: Airborne 14. Bad Piggies 15. Bad Piggies HD 16. Banana Kong 17. Basketball Stars 18. Blossom Blast Saga 19. Boom Beach 20. Brave Frontier 21. Bubble Witch Saga 22. Bubble Witch 2 Saga 23. Candy Crush Saga 24. Candy Crush Soda Saga 25. Cars: Fast as Lightning 26. Castle Clash: Age of Legends 27. Clash of Clans 28. Clash of Kings 29. Clash Royale 30. Color Switch 31. Criminal Case 32. Crossy Road 33. CSR Racing 34. Deer Hunter 35. Despicable Me 36. Diamond Dash 37. Diamond Digger Saga 38. Don't Tap The White Tile 39. Dragon City 40. Drag Racing Classic 41. Dream League 42. Dumb Ways to Die 43. Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games 44. Extreme Car Driving Simulator 45. Fast Racing 3D 46. Frozen Freefall 47. Geometry Dash 48. Geometry Dash Lite 49. Farm Heroes Saga 50. FIFA 15 Ultimate 51. Flow Free 52. Fruit Ninja Free 53. Glow Hockey 54. Hay Day 55. Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft 56. Hill Climb Racing 57. Hungry Shark 58. Jetpack Joyride 59. Jewels Saga 60. Magic Rush: Heroes 61. Minecraft: Pocket Edition 62. MORTAL KOMBAT X 63. My Talking Angela 64. My Talking Tom 65. Pou 66. 8 Ball Pool 67. Pet Rescue Saga 68. Piano Tiles 2 (Don't Tap.2) 69. Plants vs. Zombies 70. Plants vs. Zombies 2 71. Real Racing 3 72. Score! Hero 73. Shadow Fight 2 74. SimCity BuildIt 75. Skater Boy 76. Slither. io 77. Smash Hit 78. Smurfs’ Village 79. Solitaire 80. Sonic Dash 81. Spider-man Unlimited 82. Stack 83. Star Girl 84. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes 85. Subway Surfers 86. Summoners War 87. Talking Tom Bubble Shooter 88. Temple Run 89. Temple Run 2 90. Texas Holdem Poker Deluxe 91. The Simpsons: Tapped Out 92. Throne Rush 93. Traffic Racer 94. Traffic Rider 95. Trivia Crack 96. Vector 97. Zombie Tsunami 98. Z War 99. 2048 100. 2048 Number
This is a clear indicator that mobile gaming market share is expected to grow in the coming years.