Playing for the Planet
Revenues from mobile phone games surpassed those of console games for the first time in 2015, and are
estimated to reach $91.2 billion by 2021. 18 Brazil, India and China feature prominently. 19 The growth of gaming in most of the world’s regions is closely linked to available data speeds. Smartphone penetration is especially varied in some world regions 20 and this is anticipated to influence both the participation of gamers and the impact of games across digital divides.
Revenues 180 US$ Billions
(Smart)phone and tablet Mobile
PC Browser and downloaded/boxed PC Games
Source: Newzoo, 2018, 2012-2021 Global Games Market; Newzoo, 2019, Global Games Market Report.
L ÓPEZ , 2019
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