Around the world, there are billions of smartphone users, who can use their mobile communication devices to browse the internet, check their emails, carry out everyday business and play games. So, the mobile gaming boom is just around the corner, and social gaming developers are working hard to prepare for it.
Markets for Facebook Games and console games are beginning to slow down, marking the beginning of the transition to a mobile-dominated gaming market. According to research group DFC Intelligence, mobile gaming will give the gaming industry a multi-million boost worth $15 million by the year 2017.
So, developers are making sure that they are prepared to take advantage of the opportunity. Whereas Facebook was previously the most popular source of social gaming, that will soon change, as players will be more inclined to play games while on the go from their mobile phones. As such, companies like Wooga and Electronic Arts are dedicating their time to developing mobile gaming offerings.
Tablet computers will also contribute to this growth. The market is slow up on the uptake, but we anticipate that millions individuals will be proud owners of tablets in the future, which will boost the mobile gaming market even further.