Analytics site App Annie released a report today that confirmed Nintendo and Sony’s greatest fears, mobile gaming app revenue had lapped their sales twice. Android and iOS gaming revenue was 3 times that of dedicated portable consoles in 2013’s first quarter.
The in depth report can be found here but the jist of it’s pretty clear:
“For the Portable Gaming Report Q1 2013, there are three important takeways:
iOS and Google Play both saw growth in game downloads and consumer spending.
- iOS is now the leader in consumer spending on games, with Google Play likely to surpass gaming-optimized handhelds in 2Q13.
- Gaming-optimized handhelds experienced significant decreases in consumer spending and packaged game shipments due to seasonality.”