Because of the “off-the-charts” popularity of mobile computing, game makers in Asia are planning to focus more of their resources on developing and marketing games for mobile devices in 2013, according to a report from Taiwan.
Game makers were hit with slower sales in 2012 because of the shift from internet gaming on home computers and consoles to mobile gaming. Game makers in Taiwan saw their sales fall an average of 50% last year. The changing market for games isn't just felt in Taiwan. Sony, the Japanese electronics giant and maker of PlayStation, has also been hit hard by declining sales because of the popularity of mobile computing games.
The mobile game market is somewhat different from the game market for home computer users because people can use iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and other mobile devices to play games, anytime, anywhere. It is for this reason that analysts in Asia say they expect mobile gaming to grow a whopping 45% over the next 3 years to more than $15 billion. Over this same period, gaming on home computers should grow about 37% and console gaming just 21%.
What are the top 5 most popular iPhone, iPad and iPod touch paid games?
Angry Birds Star Wars
Plants vs. Zombie HD
Fruit Ninja HD
The fact that game makers look to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and other mobile devices for sales growth in 2013 is just another example of how Apple has influenced another industry.