New Study Finds Mobile Gaming Outpacing Consoles, PC
A survey of 15,000 respondents found that many are spending more time gaming on their mobile devices than they used to, and the time they invest is now rivaling that of console games.
A new study released by mobile gaming community MocoSpace has found that mobile gaming habits are on the rise, rivaling more traditional experiences on the console and PC.
When asked about their gaming habits, 46% percent of respondents reported they had spent more time on mobile devices compared to last year, while only 26% percent said the same of consoles, and 23% of PCs.
Furthermore, 21% of those questioned spend at least an hour a day playing on their phones. That's remarkably close to the 24% of respondents who spend that much time on console games.
Given that the survey was only given to MocoSpae members, the results aren't necessarily a representative sample of the gaming community as a whole. Those that have opted into a mobile gaming community are probably going to care more about mobile gaming than those that haven't.
Still, this is hardly the first study to find that mobile gaming is on the rise, and the uphill battle that the PlayStation Vita and 3DS are facing is more than enough evidence that smartphones have eaten away at the market share of traditional gaming devices.
Of course, we all know who really paved the way for the mobile gaming phenomenon: the Nokia N-Gage. You'll always have a special place in our hearts, tacophone.