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Outlook on the Mobile Gaming Global Market to 2027 – Players Include Apple, Electronic Arts, Gameloft and Games Inc



Outlook on the Mobile Gaming Global Market to 2027 - Players Include Apple, Electronic Arts, Gameloft and Games Inc
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The “Global Mobile Gaming Market by Technologies, Platforms, Connectivity Types and Ecosystem Stakeholders 2022 – 2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets’ offering.

This report represents a comprehensive analysis of global mobile gaming opportunities. It provides insights into the mobile gaming business and analysis of current limitations, challenges, and opportunities. The report evaluates current and future mobile gaming technologies, new media, and its dynamics with the mobile gaming business.

The report includes mobile game development studios, publishing companies including local app stores and social networks, gaming economy management companies, mobile gaming business model and drivers, global and gaming business prospects, and mobile network operators.

The report includes extensive user analysis including demographics and preference analysis by game type, device type, connection type and more. It includes comparative analysis by age, gender, income, and spending habits.

Select Report Findings:

  • Mobile social game will hold highest market share
  • Retail industry will be the fast adopter in branded game segment
  • Consumer payment will be the highest market share within gaming service segment
  • Gaming Management provider will experience highest CAGR during forecasted period

Today smartphones lead the mobile gaming platform by users but tablets generate higher rates across paid monetization, micro transactions, and advertising. Tablets have started competing substantively with console devices and may overtake them in the near future. Tablets now represent an attractive mid-core gaming platform.

The proliferation of app store and social networking site portals has greatly contributed to the development of the mobile gaming market. Developers can now sell games directly through the app store and can build social communities that lead to greater scope for monetization. Cloud-based publishing has enabled multi-screen publishing and seamless game play across mobile, console and mobile devices that fostered mobile gaming greatly.

Key Topics Covered:

1.0 Executive Summary

2.0 Introduction
2.1 Defining Mobile Gaming
2.2 Mobile Gaming App Development
2.3 Gaming Platform Analysis
2.4 Strategic Market Impact Analysis
2.5 Mobile Gaming Apps Types
2.5.1 Multiplayer Mobile Gaming
2.5.2 Mobile Social Gaming
2.5.3 Mobile Location Based Gaming
2.5.4 Mobile Video Gaming
2.5.5 Mobile Cloud Gaming
2.5.6 Mobile Casual Gaming
2.5.7 Free-to-Play App
2.5.8 Mobile Casino Gaming
2.5.9 Gamification App
2.6 Market Dynamic Analysis
2.6.1 Market Growth Driver Analysis
2.6.2 Market Limitation Analysis
2.7 Regulation and Fraud Analysis
2.7.1 Mobile Game Piracy and Virtual Currency Scam
2.7.2 Mobile Social Gambling Ban in Japan
2.7.3 Geographic Implication of Antipiracy Law Japan Russia China
2.7.4 Zynga with PrivacyVille
2.7.5 Cyber Criminal Attack on Mobile Social Game
2.7.6 In-Game Scam Debate in Mobile Social Game
2.7.7 Open Web to Save DMCA: MiniMega vs. TomKid Game
2.7.8 RMT and Gold Farming Regulation
2.7.9 Offshore Opportunity in Asia
2.8 Value Chain Analysis
2.8.1 Mobile Game Developer
2.8.2 Mobile Game Publisher and Service Aggregators
2.8.3 Sales Channel and Platform Providers
2.8.4 Telecom Operators
2.8.5 Hardware Manufacturer
2.8.6 New Entrants Role Technical and Legal Role of Technology Provider Virtual Goods and Currency Provider Role Micro Transaction Solution Provider Role
2.9 Cross Platform OTI vs. OTA Distribution and Fragmentation
2.9.1 Major Challenges in Fragmented Distribution
2.10 Monetization Metrics Analysis
2.10.1 Converting Mobile Gaming Metrics to Conversion Funnel
2.10.2 Game Life Cycle and KPI
2.10.3 Gaming Analytics
2.10.4 Viral vs. Retention
2.10.5 Business Monetization Metrics
2.10.6 Brand Monetization Metrics
2.10.7 Game Monetization Crowded Game Store Player retention and Engagement Premium Model Opportunity for Game Maker
2.11 Mobile Social Game Design Framework
2.11.1 F2P Mobile Social Game Design Framework
2.11.2 Benefits for using framework
2.11.3 Nine Dimensions of the Framework
2.11.4 Adding Fun in Game Design
2.11.5 Game Marketing: Role of Apps, Video, Smart TV, and Viral Gaming Apps Marketing Video Marketing
2.11.6 Role of Smart TV and Location Targeting
2.11.7 Importance of Viral
2.12 Mobile Social Gamer Engagement Panorama
2.12.1 First 3 Days Dilemma
2.12.2 7 day + Dilemma
2.12.3 Rising Mobile Gaming Engagement
2.12.4 Blending game science with art
2.12.5 Empathy Game: New Wave of Engagement
2.13 Business Model Analysis
2.13.1 Key Mobile Gaming Strategies
2.13.2 Revenue Sources and Cost Items
2.13.3 Trendy Business Model Virtual Items and Micro Transaction In-Game Ad / Branded Games Subscription/Bundle Pack with Virtual Items Trading In-Game Ad / Branded Game with In-Store Benefits Premium Game with In-Store Benefits Casino / Club Gambling Model User Generated Model Gamification Centric Model
2.13.4 Tips for Economic and Gamification in Business Model Free entertainment illusion Never set payment limit for user Focus on detail activities Recruit more players Current Trend in Pricing Model
2.13.5 Advertising Model CPC Advertising Model CPI Advertising Model Profitable CPI Pricing of Virtual Goods
2.13.6 Building Mathematical Model to Set Price
2.13.7 Market Challenge and Game Balancing Method

3.0 Technology and Application Analysis
3.1 Gaming Hardware Analysis
3.2 Gaming Software Analysis
3.3 Gaming Service Analysis
3.4 Gaming Management Provider
3.5 Gaming Technology
3.5.1 Action and Adventure
3.5.2 Social Casino
3.5.3 Sports and Role Playing
3.5.4 Strategy and Brain
3.5.5 Arcade
3.5.6 Other Technologies
3.6 Connectivity Analysis
3.6.1 WiFi
3.6.2 Cellular (4G LTE/5G)
3.6.3 Wimax
3.6.4 Bluetooth/BLE
3.6.5 LPWAN Connectivity
3.7 Mobile Gaming Success Strategy Analysis
3.7.1 Features to Incorporate in Game
3.7.2 Popular vs. New Gaming IP
3.7.3 Mobile Game Production Cost
3.7.4 Successful Gaming IP line Creation
3.7.5 Minimize Marketing and User Acquisition Cost
3.7.6 Use of Monetization Strategies
3.8 Investment Trend Analysis
3.8.1 Second Screen including Mobile Devices and TV
3.8.2 Social vs. Game Network
3.8.3 Gaming Industry Transition and Fragmentation
3.8.4 Gaming Sector and Business Model
3.8.5 Value vs. Volume Regions
3.9 Wearable Gaming
3.9.1 Smartwatch as Wearable Gaming Platform Pervasiveness Interface
3.9.2 Potential Platform Analysis Mind Pirate OBJE (Obscene Interactive) Oculus Rift Sony
3.9.3 Privacy concerns

4.0 Company Analysis
4.1 Mobile Game Developer and Publisher
4.1.1 Activision Blizzard
4.1.2 Alphabet (Google)
4.1.3 Apple
4.1.4 Electronic Arts
4.1.5 Gameloft SE
4.1.6 Games Inc.
4.1.7 Take-Two Interactive Software
4.1.8 Glu Mobile
4.1.9 GungHo Online Entertainment
4.1.10 IBM corporation
4.1.11 InMobi
4.1.12 Kabam Games
4.1.13 MocoSpace
4.1.14 NetEase
4.1.15 Nintendo
4.1.16 Oracle corporation
4.1.17 Rovio Entertainment
4.1.18 Sony Interactive Entertainment
4.1.19 Supercell Oy
4.1.20 Tencent Holdings
4.1.21 The Walt Disney Company
4.1.22 Ubisoft Entertainment SA
4.1.23 Zynga
4.1.24 Halfbrick
4.1.25 Capcom
4.1.26 Namco Bandai
4.1.27 Gamevil (Com2uS)
4.1.28 Zeptolab
4.1.29 Square Enix
4.1.30 Gameprom
4.1.31 Kairosoft
4.1.32 Konami
4.1.33 GREE
4.1.34 DeNA
4.1.35 Sina Weibo
4.1.36 Papaya Mobile
4.1.37 Hungama Games
4.1.38 Anino mobile
4.1.39 Socialpoint
4.1.40 Agate Studio
4.1.41 Renren
4.1.42 Kaixin001
4.1.43 51.Com
4.1.44 Mixi
4.1.45 Cyworld
4.1.46 Bebo
4.1.47 Amazon
4.1.48 Gaia Online
4.1.49 Badoo
4.1.50 Chillingo
4.1.51 KakaoTalk
4.1.52 Line
4.1.53 Wandoujia
4.1.54 Baidu App store
4.1.55 Facebook Games
4.1.56 Slide ME
4.1.57 GetJar
4.1.58 CodeNgo
4.1.59 Apps UK Ltd.
4.1.60 Anzhi
4.1.61 F-Droid
4.1.62 Cydia
4.1.63 Nvidia (Geoforce)
4.1.64 Nook App Store
4.1.65 Taobao App Market
4.1.66 Bemobi International
4.1.67 Mobango
4.1.68 Appitalism
4.1.69 Kongregate
4.1.70 Maopao
4.1.71 Alternative.To
4.1.72 360 Market
4.1.73 Xiaomi App store
4.1.74 One Store Corp.
4.1.75 MTNPlay
4.2 Gaming Service Management Provider
4.2.1 WildTangent
4.2.2 iWin
4.2.3 Twitch.TV
4.2.4 Appia
4.2.5 XSplit
4.3 Carrier Analysis
4.3.1 AT&T
4.3.2 Verizon
4.3.3 T-Mobile USA
4.3.4 Vodafone
4.3.5 EE
4.3.6 Telenor
4.3.7 NTT DoCoMo
4.3.8 KDDI au
4.3.9 China Mobile
4.3.10 China Unicom
4.3.11 China Telecom
4.3.12 Airtel (Bharti)
4.3.13 Vodafone Idea
4.3.14 SK Telecom
4.3.15 Telstra Mobile
4.3.16 Optus Mobile
4.3.17 MTS
4.3.18 Telkomsel
4.3.19 Indosat
4.3.20 Viettel
4.3.21 Globe Telecom
4.3.22 Maxis
4.3.23 SingTel Mobile
4.3.24 AIS
4.3.25 DTAC
4.3.26 Etisalat
4.3.27 Cellcom

5.0 Market Analysis and Forecasts 2022 – 2027
5.1 Mobile Gaming Market 2022 – 2027
5.2 Mobile Gamer 2022 – 2027
5.3 Mobile Gamer: Demography Analysis 2022 – 2027

6.0 Conclusions and Recommendations


Top 5 latest charming iGaming brands out of the European Market



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It is no secret that the iGaming market is on the rise, with new iGaming operators and software providers constantly appearing. It might be, therefore, difficult to find those with unique offerings. We have put together a list of some of the rising stars of the industry present on the European market.


AFUN Entertainment Group specializes in game development, payment system development and product data analysis. It is among the best legally licensed Sportsbook and iGaming platforms, with more than 1,500 game products and 30,000 sports events.

Present across Europe, America and Asia, the AFUN Group is licensed by Curaçao and has obtained an offshore gaming license from the Gambling Commision of the Government of Malta. With over 20 years of experience, the company has recently entered Latin America with one goal in mind: to guarantee the best online experience and provide each user with a personalized gaming experience on a trustworthy platform. It has already shown promising growth on the Brazilian market.

Check out their website with a wide range of games and keep up with the latest updates through their LinkedIn page.


Wazdan leads the way on innovation in casino content development. With a portfolio of over 150 cross-platform casino games, the company promises amplified performance and revenue growth.

The company adopts a partner-centric approach, offering tailored services and products that best align with their clients’ growth strategy. Wazdan also aims to stay innovative by constantly expanding its cutting-edge player-engagement suite, while respecting all the requirements of the regulatory regimes, promoting responsible gaming.

The company has been in the market for 10+ years pushing iGaming technology forward, which undoubtedly earns a place for them on our list.


Softswiss offers software for online casinos and bookmaking websites. What makes this company stand out is that their products can be delivered as standalone solutions or combined into a single iGaming Platform.

Softswiss was awarded the Best Online Casino Provider in the Nordics 2022 (B2B) award at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards. Beyond its casino platform – an exceptional, scalable, iGaming platform with high-speed of operation and intuitive management – the company’s portfolio includes:

  • Game Aggregator – Bringing together 170+ casino game studios with over 11,000 mobile-friendly games via a single API integration
  • Softswiss Sportsbook – A unique high-performance platform for sports betting operations
  • Affilka – Affiliate Management Platform
  • Jackpot Aggregator – Enabling customized jackpot campaigns
  • Softswiss Lottery Terminal – An all-in-one lottery system for any land-based operation

With such a wide range of offerings and further services, including anti-fraud support, player retention and content management, the company deserves this spot on the list.


Best known for its online slots and live casino games, Stakelogic offers a wide selection of casino games and works with over 500 operators in 20+ countries. The company’s slogan ‘Think Bigger’ highlights its commitment to innovation, as the company constantly works to revolutionize the online gaming industry.

Stakelogic creates graphic slots and live casino games that represent the most advanced online games available on the market. Every product is tweaked and tuned to the level of ultimate user experience.

Over the years, the company has collected 7 awards for its outstanding performance. With 10+ live studios, 3 game shows and 250+ unique slots, Stakelogic is changing the way players play.

Apparat Gaming

Apparat Gaming is a relatively new player on the iGaming market, but is already showing promising results. Founded in 2020 by a team of industry veterans, the company is on a mission to develop “slot games with a German accent”.

Apparat Gaming develops slots of the highest artistic quality, with German technical standards. The company secured a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority in 2021 and has since become the trusted supplier of online content for operators in Germany and other European markets.

As the last contender on our list, Apparat Gaming delivers on the German stereotype: high-quality products, reliability and commitment. And absolutely no sense of humor. This is iGaming with a German Accent.

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“MPL launches India’s first multi-game Loss Protection initiative for a risk-free gaming experience”



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MPL, one of the world’s largest mobile and skill gaming platforms, has announced India’s first ever multi-game Loss Protection policy that is aimed at safeguarding the interest of the players. With this policy, gamers can claim a refund of up to 100% of the net loss that they may have incurred after playing 10 gameplay sessions with specified thresholds. This initiative is a great step in enabling users to play some of the most popular titles on the platform while keeping their financial security in mind. The loss protection initiative will be available for activation during MPL’s marquee gaming festival, Diwali Lakhpati Party, and will help users enjoy a great  gaming experience during the festive season.

This first of its kind initiative in the gaming industry is aligned with MPL’s player-first approach that shows the company’s commitment towards offering  a safe and secure gaming experience. This will also enable the players to concentrate on the gameplay without having to worry about the probability of losing money.

Through this program, once a user activates this policy, they can avail the option of claiming a refund of their net loss, if incurred, after 10 gameplay sessions. The policy covers select titles which are some of the top games like Poker, Ludo, Fantasy, Carrom, Block Puzzle, etc. The procedure for activating the insurance entails a successful KYC verification and the amount is directly refunded to the users’ MPL wallet. Gamers need to submit their claims on the app to avail the offer.

Commenting on the launch, Namratha Swamy, Country Head – India, MPL, said, “At MPL, we are committed to offering best-in-class gaming experience to our users always. We feel the Loss Protection policy is a great initiative that can foster safe and risk-free gameplay and is aligned with our player- first approach. With this, we hope our users can enjoy a great festive season and play their favorite games on the platform without having to worry about losing money”.

The MPL Diwali Lakhpati Party, which will run from today until October 31, presents many opportunities for players to try their hand at skill gaming and claim grand cash rewards.  The marquee gaming gala, with a total value of Rs 40 crore, will see more than six million gamers with 10,000 users expected to win every hour.

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Shutdown of Stadia – Comment from Cloud Gaming Platform Antstream Arcade



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Steve Cottam, CEO of cloud gaming platform Antstream Arcade, commented the following on the subject of Google Stadia’s shutdown:

“While not so long ago the death of Google Stadia would have been sending shockwaves around the cloud gaming industry, the writing has been on the wall for quite a while. The space has evolved and grown rapidly since the service’s launch in 2019, and with Xbox and Nvidia releasing user figures of over 10 million for their streaming services, it was obvious that Stadia’s offering had fallen behind the curve.”

“Stadia will be remembered for much longer than it existed for as a proof point that cloud gaming services live and die on their catalogues. Other big tech companies who have started their own cloud gaming initiatives – with few ties to the games industry – will rightly see this as an indicator about what gamers really want when it comes to value, accessibility, and catalogue in cloud gaming.”


Antstream Arcade is a cloud gaming platform with the world’s largest library of fully playable, fully licensed games from the arcade era and beyond – currently sitting at 1,500 titles.

Antstream is on a mission to make these games as accessible as possible to the modern gaming audience. That’s why each of the 1,500+ games on Antstream Arcade is completely free to play, removing the traditional  cost barrier to engaging with gaming’s vibrant history.

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