/// Mobile Game Biz to Nintendo and Sony: Seasons? What Are Those?

May 16, 2013  |  All Things Digital


As if you needed any further reminding that phone and tablet games are where it’s at, take a look at the new portable gaming report that IDC and App Annie are releasing today. The report, obtained in advance by AllThingsD , shows just how different the new generation of mobile games is from the gaming-only devices that previously reigned supreme. For context, back in Q4 2012, total consumer spending on games for iOS and Android devices surpassed spending on “gaming-optimized handhelds” (that is, Sony’s PSP and Vita, and Nintendo’s DS, DSi and 3DS). But the real bombshell is in the new report, which covers Q1 2013: In that quarter, consumer spending on Sony’s and Nintendo’s handhelds declined significantly, while iOS and Google Play spending both increased , also significantly. Combined, the phone and tablet crowd spent nearly three times as much on games as handheld device owners.

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Mobile Game Biz to Nintendo and Sony: Seasons? What Are Those?


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