Mobile is already the largest segment in the gaming sector, but it’s evolving rapidly. more beautiful, faster, better: mobile devices are more powerful than ever, and even console and PC game manufacturers are getting involved in the mobile market.
Is mobile gaming now completely outpacing the competition? Let’s take a look at what makes mobile tick:
Mobile is always evolving.
One of the big weaknesses of mobile so far has been the quality of games and the weaker performance of smartphones compared to consoles and computers. But that’s changing: big game companies like Ubisoft now want to get in on the action.
Smartphones are getting more powerful.
In the past, smartphones simply couldn’t do what we’re used to seeing from AAA games on the PC. But our little devices are evolving into portable gaming consoles, with better and better games being developed for them.
Mobile Internet is getting faster.
From faster download speeds to lower latency to faster load times and cloud gaming, 5G will help mobile gaming compete with console gaming.
Mobile is for everyone
According to Statista, the current number of smartphone users worldwide is 6.648 billion, meaning that 83.72% of the world’s population owns a smartphone. This fact has led to a growing target group that is particularly interesting for mobile: the casual gamer.
What is a casual gamer? Casual gamers invest less time and energy in gaming and tend to play spontaneously, irregularly, or infrequently.
Mobile gaming is on the rise and setting an insane pace, and we’re already much further along than the cheap mini-games with lots of advertising were a few years ago. Mobile games don’t yet do what consoles can do. But the technologies that can change everything are partly ready.