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Worldwide Mobile and Handheld Gaming Forecast, 2021-2025

Published by IDC Product code 998038
Published Content info 44 Pages
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Worldwide Mobile and Handheld Gaming Forecast, 2021-2025
Published: March 30, 2021 Content info: 44 Pages

This IDC study characterizes the mobile game and handheld console game marketplace through 2025. The forecast assesses market dynamics in four regions: North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific (AP), and the rest of the world (ROW). Smartphone and tablet installed bases (IBs), 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 significant detail. Market drivers, inhibitors, and trends are additionally assessed, as are leading mobile game publishers by revenue and downloads."The COVID-19 pandemic led to a more than 25% spike in mobile game-related spending in 2020 compared with 2019. Market dynamics remain in flux due to the pandemic and a range of other factors, but the bottom line is that we currently anticipate that mobile game-related revenue, including in the in-game ad revenue stream going to mobile game developers and publishers, will top $150 billion by 2025." - Lewis Ward, research director, IDC's Gaming and VR/AR services

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Product Code: US46350120

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Market Forecast

  • Worldwide Forecast
    • Combined Mobile and Handheld Gaming Revenue
      • Worldwide Mobile Gaming Device Installed Bases, Gamers, and ARPU
      • Worldwide Handheld Console Shipments, Installed Bases, Gamers, and ARPU
    • North America Forecast
    • Western Europe Forecast
    • Asia/Pacific (Including Japan) Forecast
    • Rest of World Forecast

Market Context

  • Drivers and Inhibitors
    • Drivers
      • 5G Devices, Networks, and Services
      • Nintendo's Rebound in Handheld Gaming
    • Inhibitors
      • Apple's Deprecation of IDFA
  • Significant Market Developments
  • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition


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