I talk about them on my show iPad365. You might have a few of them on your smartphone or tablet. They might be simple games – sliding a wood block around – to complex games that take you to new worlds to destroy beasts. They could even just connect you with others to show your mental capacities. These are the games of the mobile device. And they are proving to become big business for some.
Companies like Zynga grow on the mobile gaming platform. They produce games that are free, and paid games. Usually, the free games come with in-app upgrades. Sometimes to turn off the iAds, other times to add levels, get more power-ups so you can do something a little faster, and more.
This has all added up to big dollars for some. Just to the point that more people play games on their device than do other tasks, like social networking, checking news, weather, or listening to music. People spend an average of 7.8 hours a month gaming on the iPhone alone.
How Much Money does Mobile Gaming Generate
Mobile gaming generated $12 billion dollars. With in-app purchases, there is no limit to what a game creator could make. I remember one app that let you buy hats for your avatar at $1.99 a hat.
Mobile Gaming Infographic
This Infographic tells it all. Check out how companies like Zynga and Rovio are paving the way to a multi-billion dollar industry.
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