Survey Reveals Mobile Phone Gaming on the Increase

March 2, 2011, By Christian Cawley
Despite the fact that videogames have been around for 30 years, you still hear from some people that “they’re for kids” – but perhaps this latest survey will help top dispel that notion finally…
Survey reveals mobile phone gaming on the increase
After all, given the number of mobile phones that are around, it seems only logical that around 33% of US and UK adults should be mobile gamers, with handsets surpassing consoles and computers as the primary gaming device.
Commissioned by PopGap Games, the survey also found that smartphone owners are the fastest-growing mobile segment and are by far the most avid consumers of mobile phone games. It seems that from these and other trends a significant growth in the mobile games sector will continue for the foreseeable future.

Over half (52%) of the 2,425 survey respondents said they had played a game on a mobile phone at some time in the past; 73% of U.K. respondents said they had played a mobile phone game at least once, compared to 44% of U.S. residents surveyed.

83% of mobile phone gamers who own a smartphone said they’d played in the past week.

It’s a fascinating survey (one that also revealed that 23% of all mobile use time is for gaming) and while these things are often weighted in favour of a particular outcome, this survey at least seems to be designed to underline that mobile gaming is finally on the march after various attempts and mis-steps over the years.


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