The Global Popularity of Mobile Gaming


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Online gaming has become an international sensation: a hugely popular hobby that can be tailored to almost any interest. There are about 2.2 billion mobile gamers in the world: This makes up about 28% of the world population. And if we look at some of the most popular games within the sector we will see that Fortnite alone boasts 350 million players across the world, cementing its position as a global phenomenon.

One reason for the rise in the popularity of online gaming is the increased availability of mobile gaming. If you can engage with your favourite games on your smartphone, and in any language, then you to play whenever suits you: on the couch, on the bus, or whilst you’re taking your lunch break. Where online gaming goes, online gambling often follows and the  Purewin casino is an excellent example of this, offering a highly regarded Purewin app which is available in both English as well as the main Indian languages of Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, and Telugu, and enables you to play your favourite casino games on the go. 

We know that mobile phone games are a big business. In 2020, the mobile gaming content market in North America alone was estimated to be worth around 25.2 billion U.S. dollars. Here we will assess some of the reasons why online, and in particular mobile, gaming has experienced such a rise in global popularity: 

Here are just some of the reasons for the global popularity of mobile casinos: 

Improved Connectivity

Global internet access now stands at 59.5%, which is higher than it has ever been before, and more people than ever are using mobile, rather than traditional desktop or laptop computers, to get online. This improved amount of access to the internet, coupled with increased standards of connectivity (meaning that you’re less likely to be cut off mid-gaming session) have played a huge factor in the rising popularity of mobile gaming and other mobile pursuits.  

Thanks to these improvements, online games have been able to develop so that they are faster, more vibrant, and more technically advanced. 

Unrivalled Convenience 

As mentioned above, one of the main draws of mobile games is how convenient they are to utilize. No matter where you’re based in the world, people live increasingly busy lives and find it difficult to secure a happy work-life balance. Gathering your friends for a game of scrabble is time-consuming and often difficult to organise, but playing with them online is a doddle. You are already carrying your phone in your pocket wherever you go, so you can use it whenever you have a break (whether that’s for a quick five-minute session or a longer half-hour session). There are very few other hobbies that offer this level of convenience, which goes some way to explain whilst mobile gaming is so popular. 

A Huge Variety of Choices

Finally, it’s important not to overlook the almost-overwhelming variety of different online and mobile games that are available globally in 2022. It doesn’t matter whether you’re passionate about sports games, word games, or just really love Angry Birds, you’re going to find exactly what you’re looking for in your region and language.

Mobile gaming is so popular because there are so many different options available (many of them for free) that users can try several different ones until they find the game that is the best match for them, and all without leaving the house! 

Cody Rhodes
Cody Rhodes
Cody Rhodes a learning specialist, designs and delivers learning initiatives (both in-class and online) for a global and internal audience. He is responsible for the ongoing development, delivery, and maintenance of training. He has the ability to manage competing priorities to execute time-sensitive deliverables within a changing environment. He contributes to continually improving the team's processes and standards and works as a member of the team to assist with team initiatives.


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