When we compare the gaming industry a couple of decades ago to the gaming industry today, we see that a lot has changed. Just a couple of decades ago the gaming industry was based on heavy machines, video game stations, and other expensive gadgets. Nowadays, modern technology made gaming a lot easier. With the development of smartphones, it is believed that the future is bright for the gaming industry. For example, Smartphone technology made the games available for us everyday and everywhere. You can download a gaming app and play your favorite games all day long.
However, there is a lot that is unknown in the mobile gaming industry, many facts gamers seem to disregard. For that reason, we will present to you 10 interesting facts on the mobile gaming industry.
Fact Number One: THE FIRST MOBILE GAME IS HAGENUK MT-2000
Hagenuk MT-2000 was the first mobile game which was released in 1994. It was a tile-matching puzzle game similar to Tetris. The snake was released 3 years later, in 1997 by Nokia. It was more successful than Hagenuk MT-2000 and it was found on over 400 million devices worldwide. Lumia phones still have the Snake on their phones.
Fact Number Two: THE GAME WHICH EARNED THE MOST IS CANDY CRUSH SAGA
Candy Crush Saga was the mobile game that was the highest grossing game in the mobile industry. Since 2014, 500 million people have installed the game. The game earned 493 million dollars in three months. The game which earned more money than Candy Crush was Clash of Clans and Boom. It was released after Candy Crush Saga and it earned 1.7 billion dollars.
Fact Number Three: MOBILE GAMING MARKET IS THE GREATEST IN CHINA
The popularity of mobile games is constantly growing everywhere. Currently, the greatest mobile gaming market is in China, in which a total of 29.8 percent of global mobile game installs occurred. The second greatest market is the U.S.A, in which, last year, there were 10.3 percent mobile game installs. And the numbers are getting higher and higher.
Fact Number Four: THE MOST POPULAR TYPE OF MOBILE GAMES ARE ARCADE GAMES
The most popular type of mobile games is arcade games. Arcade mobile games are just as popular as their predecessors were. They are not the same as the coin-operated games, however, they are very popular. The second most popular mobile games are action games. Their popularity keeps growing and in some countries, they are more popular than arcade games.
Fact Number Five: GAMES IMPROVE MENTAL FLEXIBILITY
Mobile games are believed to improve mental flexibility. They make us think quickly and sharply. People who play games sharpen their kinaesthetic intelligence and their logical thinking. If you want to have fun and become smarter, play mobile games (if you believe the studies, of course!).
Fact Number Six: MOBILE GAMES ARE GREAT FOR MARKETING
There are many companies which do not waste money on TV and video commercials but still manage to get advertised. You are wondering how? They use the most popular mobile games apps and get advertised there. This is great to attract people if you want to stay in touch with technology.
People who love playing mobile games may or may not be familiar with these interesting facts. There are many more facts that are waiting to be discovered. Let us know if you know some other interesting information regarding gaming!