Now, more than ever, users have access to multiple devices on which to play games, most notably via apps on smartphones. In 2021, mobile gaming app revenue was worth $98 billion globally (up 13% from the previous year). Smartphones are also considered the most popular gaming devices worldwide and unsurprisingly, gaming accounts for over 40% of smartphone use. This means that games need to be adapted to the device that’s running it, one size does not fit all.
Fifty years following the release of the Magnavox Odyssey, the world’s first gaming console, the global video gaming industry is worth $178 billion (US) and is expected to reach $268.8 billion (US) by 2025. For context, it was estimated that 3 billion people worldwide played video games in 2021!