That’s an increase of $42.22bn since 2018. What’s more, total App store spending was $170bn across all apps, meaning games make up a significant proportion of total mobile spending.
In terms of consumer spending, Roblox tops the rankings worldwide, followed by Genshin Impact and Coin Master. For monthly active users, PUBG Mobile ranks top along with Roblox and Candy Crush Saga. Pokémon Go is also high for spending, while Among Us has high active users.
Strategy games, MMORPGs and team battle games emerged with the highest consumer spend. These types of games are favoured by younger players, while older players prefer puzzle games.
Sony is also looking to push into mobile gaming by adapting PlayStation’s most popular franchises, something that’s already proven lucrative for Nintendo.