Mobile Gaming Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Device Type (Smartphone, Smartwatch, PDA, Tablet, Others), By Genre (Action And Adventure, Arcade, Role-playing, Sports, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

  • Published : Oct 2021
  • Report Code : KSI061610536
  • Pages : 118

The mobile gaming market was valued at US$95.448 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.59 % over the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$420.386 billion by 2026. 

Electronic gaming can be performed using a variety of mediums, such as computers, mobile devices, consoles, or anything else that can be accessed electronically. Scalability for the gaming industry has been enabled by the development of mobile games. Additionally, social platforms such as Facebook and Instagram are developing innovative mobile games in order to differentiate their offerings as well as enhance their promotional strategies by utilizing engaging games. Various governments around the world are also establishing funds to support gaming industries, which are also expected to expand for mobile games. For instance, the German government has committed 50 million euros to the establishment of a games fund in the year 2019. Through the Sweden Game Arena in Sweden, students can develop their own games and use government-funded facilities and equipment.

Growth Factors:

  • Growing smartphone and internet penetration

Smartphone penetration and technology advancements, as well as the increased use of trending technologies for developing games, have played a major role in an industry that is developing rapidly. There is a growing gaming industry all over the world, and smartphones are playing a critical role in this growth. In recent years, fast internet access has become more accessible to people, particularly in emerging economies, making online gaming more feasible. Indian Media & Entertainment market is $24 bn, and gaming is among the fastest-growing segments. The country has one of the world's top five mobile gaming markets. (Source: ?Additionally, the popular pricing model for mobile games is Free-to-Play, due to its unlimited potential and ability to be downloaded for free. By doing so, players can try a game before making a commitment to time or money, and they tend to grow their revenues as a result. Pokemon GO, for example, can be played for free, and statistics from Bank of America show that 27 million people in the U.S. played the game in 2016 and that number will rise to 67 million by 2020. As technologies like augmented reality and 5G become available, this model could evolve accordingly Furthermore, in April 2019, Hatch and Samsung launched the Hatch for Samsung mobile app together in the United States to launch 5G cloud gaming. The Galaxy S10 5G is Samsung's first 5G flagship phone, allowing customers to stream popular games such as Hitman GO and Monument Valley while playing games such as Arkanoid Rising. . Due to 5G's widespread deployment, coupled with faster download speeds, the market for mobile gaming is expected to boost.


  • Psychological effects and paid games: :

Generally, mobile games are addictive, and studies have shown that they can affect people's psychological behaviour, such as aggression and violence, and make them less aware of their surroundings. In addition, a paid version model is another factor that restrains and inhibits mobile gaming growth. This model involves the user paying either a one-time fee or some periodic fee for the app. Although subscription models help generate recurring revenue for companies, they aren't the model most users prefer. 

Covid-19 Insight

Despite the widespread destruction in several industries due to the raging pandemic, that was not the case in the gaming industry. Mobile games became a popular way of entertainment. There are several reasons to choose mobile gaming, including its simple interface, convenience, and the same level of fun as other gaming channels. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the mobile gaming industry surged to a great deal of profitability and popularity due to an increased number of downloads and playtime. 

Mobile Gaming Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$95.448 billion
 Market size value in 2026  US$420.386 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 23.59% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Device Type, Genre, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  Tencent Holdings Limited, Activision Blizzard, Inc, Electronic Arts Inc., Nintendo Co.,   Ltd., GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc (SoftBank Group), Gameloft, The Walt   Disney  Company, Glu Mobile Inc., Rovio Entertainment Corporation, Supercell Oy
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


  • By Device Type
    • Smartphone
    • Smartwatch
    • PDA
    • Tablet
    • Others
  • By Genre
    • Action and Adventure
    • Arcade
    • Roleplaying
    • Sports
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • Others
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Japan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What are the growth prospects for the mobile gaming market?
A1. The global mobile gaming market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.59% over the forecast period.

Q2. What will be the mobile gaming market size by 2026?
A2. The mobile gaming market is expected to reach a total market size of US$420.386 billion in 2026.

Q3. What is the size of the global mobile gaming market?
A3. Mobile Gaming Market was valued at US$95.448 billion in 2019.

Q4. Which region holds the maximum market share of the mobile gaming market?
A4. Asia-Pacific is emerging as the major contributor to the growth of the global mobile gaming industry, as most of the companies in the region are producing innovative formats.

Q5. What factors are anticipated to drive the mobile gaming market growth?
A5. The increasing smartphone penetration, rapidly changing consumer preferences, increasing competition, and untapped demographics are major factors driving the mobile gaming market growth.

1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Function
4.4. Function Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Smartphone
5.3. Smartwatch
5.4. PDA
5.5. Tablet
5.6. Others

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Action and Adventure
6.3. Arcade
6.4. Roleplaying
6.5. Sports
6.6. Others

7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America  
7.2.1.  United States
7.2.2.  Canada
7.2.3.  Mexico
7.3. South America  
7.3.1.  Brazil
7.3.2.  Argentina
7.3.3.  Others
7.4. Europe  
7.4.1.  UK
7.4.2.  Germany
7.4.3.  Italy
7.4.4.  Spain
7.4.5.  Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa  
7.5.1.  Israel 
7.5.2.  Saudi Arabia
7.5.3.  Others
7.6. Asia Pacific  
7.6.1.  China
7.6.2.  Japan
7.6.3.  India
7.6.4.  Australia
7.6.5.  South Korea
7.6.6.  Taiwan
7.6.7.  Thailand
7.6.8.  Indonesia
7.6.9.  Others

8.1.  Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2.  Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3.  Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4.  Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9.1. Tencent Holdings Limited
9.2. Activision Blizzard, Inc
9.3. Electronic Arts Inc.
9.4. Nintendo Co., Ltd.
9.5. GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc (SoftBank Group)
9.6. Gameloft
9.7. The Walt Disney Company
9.8. Glu Mobile Inc.
9.9. Rovio Entertainment Corporation
9.10. Supercell Oy

Tencent Holdings Limited

Activision Blizzard, Inc

Electronic Arts Inc.

Nintendo Co., Ltd.

GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc (SoftBank Group)


The Walt Disney Company

Glu Mobile Inc.

Rovio Entertainment Corporation

Supercell Oy