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The Mobile Gaming Trends That Are Shaping the Future

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Mobile gaming is more popular than it’s ever been before – which is great news for all the gaming fanatics out there.  

According to Statista, this rise in popularity is largely due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, when more people turned to mobile gaming as a source of entertainment and relaxation.  

Specifically, in 2021, a total of 14.1 billion – yes, billion – mobile game downloads were made around the world across the iOS and Google Play app stores. Some 11.8 billion of these downloads were courtesy of Google Play, which highlights that Android devices are dominant in the mobile gaming market!  

So, with all of this in mind, what are the current mobile gaming trends that are shaping the future?  

There are lots of exciting trends in the world of mobile gaming right now. Let’s take a quick look at the best ones:  

Online Casinos are Taking Over 

Globally, it’s estimated that 26% of the population like to gamble. Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that casino phone games have become so popular.  

When people enter an online casino, they can usually play a variety of games on the go, from video poker to roulette. Essentially, it’s a great way to pass the time, whether you’re relaxing at home or are taking a lunch break at work.  

Moving forward, it’s expected that online casinos will become even more popular – especially now that people are starting to choose them over land-based casinos.  

In-Game Purchases Are Everywhere 

From either app store, you can download thousands of games for free.  

The reason why many of these games are free – such as Fortnite Mobile – is because of in-game purchases that are available for users to buy. Essentially, in-game purchases have become the main source of revenue for mobile gaming companies.  

So, throughout 2022 and 2023, you can expect more free games to release that come with lots of optional in-game purchases, such as weapons and character skins.  

Battle Royales Are a Fan Favorite 

Since 2018, battle royale games have become one of the most downloaded gaming genres of all time on consoles, with Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone being the driving force behind this.  

However, battle royale games are also a fan favorite on mobile, too. Here are some examples: 

  • Rules of Survival  

Consumer demand for battle royale games is not slowing down, which is why it’s expected that battle royale games will continue to rule the market for the remainder of the current decade.  

Puzzle Games Are Becoming Popular Again  

Lastly, there’re puzzle games.  

Puzzle games often go in and out of popularity. However, thanks to recent games like Wordle, they’re back on top again.  

Puzzle games are fun for a variety of reasons, but mainly because they allow people to test their knowledge and thinking ability in an entertaining way.  

Conclusion  

If you’re a fan of mobile gaming – or simply want to keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends – then the information above will be very useful for you.  

Right now, mobile gaming is more popular than PC and console gaming, and there’s no sign that this will change anytime soon.  

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