Yesterday, someone asked me how the games industry is doing as a whole; whether it’s growing.
I answered ‘I suppose so’ – since the world population is increasing, while many countries are in full development and having increasing access to the technology required to play digital games.
To back-up my assumptions, I quickly googled for a chart, and found the following one on the website of Newzoo:
Taking a closer look at this graph, the strongest growing markets would be the smartphone and tablet markets: according to Newzoo, an 85% growth would be expected for iOS and Android games between 2013 and 2016.
The global market for iOS and Android games is expected to grow by 60% in the next three years.
Not everyone is expecting such a huge growth in tablet and smartphone – for instance IDATE seems to be expecting a 35% growth in the segment, as can be deduced from the graph:
Assuming the truth lies in the middle, we could say that the global market for iOS and Android games is expected to grow by 60% in the next three years.