This IDC study characterizes the mobile game and handheld console game marketplace through 2024. The forecast assesses dynamics in four regions: North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and the rest of the world (ROW). Smartphone and tablet installed bases, 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 detail. Market drivers, inhibitors, and trends are assessed.
"Mobile gaming continues to be a dynamic market with a bright future. In fact, we expect global revenue to rise by more than 10% a year in the 2019–2024 period, driven by a significant rise in total gamers, an increase in spend per gamer, and a rise in-game ad outlays. 5G should be another important driver through 2024, and the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to be a near-term inhibitor if it trends worse than currently modeled. Hang on to your seat!" — Lewis Ward, research director, IDC's Gaming and VR/AR services
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