Over the past few decades, Mobile Gaming has been gradually moving up, with improvements from smartphone graphics and processors department.
Handset and chipset developers have stepped up their game with various upgrades that have made the Mobile gaming experience, a sophisticated and more enjoyable one.
Thanks to a steady growth of technology in the smartphone world, a significant number of gamers have been seen opting for mobile gaming over PC and Console gaming.
Interestingly, even casual gamers have been seen abandoning web-based games on personal computers as well as console gaming. For example, Casino.com have a variety of online games, but they need to come out with more mobile friendly solutions now in order to retain their customer base which will eventually move to mobile friendly outlets.
Sometime last year, we saw how mobile gaming generated more revenue than PC and Console gaming. While this might come as a bit of surprise to some people, most of us can agree that we saw it coming.
First of all, statistics have shown us that the overall number of handset consumers is currently over 2.1 billion with a very high expectancy of hitting 3 billion in the next three years.
Given the nature of rising of smartphone users, it is quite safe to say that the mobile gaming zone will also see a rise as well.
Another interesting thing is the fact that almost every single game like grand theft auto, latest FIFA games and many others that rolled out to PC are also seeing a release on latest smartphones as well.
A few years ago, we wouldn’t have been able to brag about getting The Grand Theft Auto V, on our smartphones, but that’s in the past now.
Additionally, Virtual Reality Gaming and Augmented Reality Gaming technologies have been seen as potential game changers in the Mobile gaming space as they are said to offer a mind blowing and delightful gaming environment that will eventually bring PC and Console gaming to an end.
Top-end mobile brands are currently building games based on these new technologies and this makes it absolutely convincing that PC and Console gaming is this close to becoming obsolete.
Currently, mobile gaming revenue is recorded at $36 billion dollars and is expected to hit $49 billion by the end of 2018. And with VR gaming becoming mainstream, there is a high probability we might see a higher revenue return.
In the end, it all comes to down to convenience and ease of use. Since there are so many gadgets in our lives today (Televisions, Laptops, Desktops, Consoles, Handhelds, Mobile Phones, Tablets and Smartwatches), the new shift is towards minimizing the number of devices we have to interact with. That’s why you see more devices becoming powerful enough to handle the functions of other devices.
Music players and video players were taken over by phones first, now gaming is another thing and soon enough, mobile gaming will become powerful enough to leave dedicated handheld gaming consoles obsolete. It’s inevitable and it is happening as we speak. Mobile gaming is here to stay.