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Worldwide Mobile and Handheld Gaming Forecast, 2019-2023

Published by IDC Product code 355668
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Worldwide Mobile and Handheld Gaming Forecast, 2019-2023
Published: March 12, 2019 Content info: 41 Pages

This IDC study characterizes the mobile game and handheld console game marketplace through 2023. The forecast includes four major regions: North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and the rest of the world (ROW). Smartphone and tablet installed bases, OSs and storefront dynamics, gamer ARPU, download totals, and a breakout of direct game spending and in-game ad revenue are included and examined in detail. Several market drivers and threats to future growth are also assessed."While hardcore-leaning mobile games like Monster Strike, Arena of Valor, and Fortnite Battle Royale generated a lot of buzz and racked up hundreds of millions of dollars in direct gamer spending last year, what was quietly more impressive, and what will likely turn out to have more profound long-term consequences, was the emergence of wildly popular ad-centric games such as Helix Jump, Subway Surfers, and Rise Up." - Lewis Ward, research director, IDC's Gaming and VR/AR services.

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Product Code: US43815819

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

  • Worldwide Forecast
    • Hardcore and Casual Mobile Game Developer/Publisher Dynamics, 2018
    • Other Global Mobile and Handheld Console Gaming Trends
    • North America Forecast
    • Western Europe Forecast
    • Asia/Pacific (Including Japan) Forecast
    • ROW Forecast

Market Context

  • Drivers and Inhibitors
    • Drivers
      • In-Game Advertising Spending Spikes
      • 5G Cellular Technologies
    • Inhibitors
      • The Chinese Government's Evolving Stance Toward Gaming
      • Attack of the Clones
  • Significant Market Developments
  • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition


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