Monday, November 14, 2011

Games for mobile phones outnumber the U.S.

A report by the American consulting firm Flurry unveiled this week has shown how mobile games are being imposed on traditional handhelds. According to the firm, in the year 2011, games for IOS devices (iPhone, iPhone and iPod Touch) and Android phones now account for 58% of notebook market, beating the portable consoles from Sony and Nintendo. The study highlights the growth Flurry Mobile gaming in the last three years. In 2009, sales of games for Android and iOS accounted for 19% of the market , compared with 11% share of the PSP, and 70% of Nintendo DS. In 2010, accounted for 34% , compared to 9% of PSP and Nintendo 57%, and in 2011 have grown to 58% , compared with 6% of PSP and 36% of Nintendo.

The study highlights that this growth of mobile gaming is not due to an explosion in the portable gaming market, but has been at the expense of the two companies that manufacture gaming consoles. Portable gaming revenues were $ 2,700 million in 2009, fell to 2,500 in 2010, and is expected to reach the 3,300 million in 2011. Mobile games are increasingly taking a larger share of the pie . The combined sales of Nintendo and Sony in the portable gaming market has declined in recent years. Were 2,200 million in 2009, 1,600 million in 2010 and are estimated at 1,400 million in 2011. The consultant estimates that Nintendo 3DS, with increased sales you're getting from the price drop, could help expand the market share Nintendo, or at least to stop its decline, while not giving an opinion on PS Vita is not knowing how to behave in the market compared to PSP, the console before Sony. The data disclosed correspond to the U.S. market, it is not known whether this trend is taking hold in Europe.


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