App Annie: Mobile game spending will top $100 billion in 2020

venturebeat | January 15, 2020

App Annie: Mobile game spending will top $100 billion in 2020
The mobile game industry is expected to generate $100 billion in revenue in 2020, up from $86 billion in 2019, according to App Annie, the mobile data and analytics researcher. App Annie released the numbers as part of its State of Mobile 2020 report. This annual appraisal provides insight into mobile’s expansive impact across industries and the global economy, highlighting publishers and brands that are outperforming their peers. Based on the report, games are now 72% of all spending in the app stores. Mobile games saw 25% more spending than all other games combined in 2019. Mobile game spending was 2.4 times the spending for PC and Mac games, and 2.9 times spending for home game consoles in 2019.

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Players in the Entertainment, Media, and Communications (EMC) industry face the challenge of thriving in a digital world where consumers are hungrier than ever for content.The traditional EMC value chain is changing. It's becoming more complex and is no longer linear, but fluid and multidirectional. A new value chain means new opportunities.

Spotlight

Players in the Entertainment, Media, and Communications (EMC) industry face the challenge of thriving in a digital world where consumers are hungrier than ever for content.The traditional EMC value chain is changing. It's becoming more complex and is no longer linear, but fluid and multidirectional. A new value chain means new opportunities.

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