DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that over 800,000 apps on Apple App Store are games? This suggests that out of 2.2 million apps on App Store, one-third of these apps are games. In 2016, mobile gaming has reached over $40.6 billion in worldwide revenue, quite far from the expected $35 billion revenue by the end of 2016. Asia was reported to have generated the most revenue, which has $24.8 billion from mobile gaming. In addition to that, a report shows that 62% of smartphone owners install a game on their new phone within the first week of getting it. While in the United States alone, an average adult spends approximately 23 minutes a day playing games on his smartphone.
Meanwhile, the most popular mobile games are puzzle games. In fact, 58% of mobile gamers have puzzle games on their smartphones. A study from the University of Iowa has discovered that playing mobile games can keep your brain sharp as you age. For instance, one of the popular building games is SimCity. SimCity is an open-ended city-building game which was designed and created by Will Wright. This was first released in 1989 by Maxis. Because of its success, numerous sequels have been created such as The Sims which was released in 2000.