A huge impact, isn't it? We have seen a significant impact on almost all industries, whether it is the education industry or the gaming industry. Most of the industries are facing the negative impact of the coronavirus.
But how about the mobile game development industry? You might be wondering, are people playing mobile games?
To answer these questions, here are some proven stats that provide some insights into the mobile gaming industry.
According to App Annie prediction, users will spend 674B hours on mobile devices in 2020, which is more from 558B in 2019.
In the recent TechCrunch post, it is confirmed by NPD that in the first quarter of 2020, sales hit a record of $10.86 billion in the USA between January and March, and this is because of COVID-19.
According to NPD's Q1 2020 Games Market Dynamics: U.S. report, overall total industry consumer spending on #videogaming in the U.S. reached a record $10.86 billion in the first quarter of 2020 (Jan. – Mar.), an increase of 9 percent compared to the same time period last year.— NPD Games (@npdgames) May 15, 2020
The above statistics are predicted before COVID19. However, many opportunities, nowaday, arose in this predicament on how the COVID-19 lockdowns impacted the game industry and mobile users' behavior.
No matter what situation is, the online gaming industry doesn't get affected, not even from COVID-19. These days, games help kills down boredom, and thus, people are spending more time actively playing and downloading games. Therefore, investing in the gaming industry is considered profitable during this pandemic time.