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Jul 06, 2007

Mobile Games in 2007, 49.9% Growth

From Mobile Games Blog

Gartner has let loose new speculations on the mobile games market. Next to their expectations for 2011, they announced a 49.9% market growth in 2007 alone!

The growth in 2007 will lead the mobile gaming market to a value of about $ 4.3 billion. With this growth in mind, they calculated an even bigger increase all the way up to $ 9.6 billion by 2011 (non-consumer billed downloads are of course not calculated).

A big part of the mobile market share will belong to the Asian territory where the value for this year is expected at $ 1.8 billion and a growth of 255.55% will be established until $ 4.6 billion in 2011.

Compared to Asia, Western Europe will not see much growth. With a value of $ 1.5 billion currently, Gartner expects the growth to be only 133.33% which translates to a value of $ 2 billion. In response to the interview, 10% of the consumers claim to have played or downloaded a mobile game in the past month. The biggest part of them (4 out of 5) obtain their games through the operator deck.


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