The mobile entertainment industry is heating up. From gambling to gaming to music and video, there is a lot that can be done with a smartphone or a tablet these days to keep consumers occupied. And the money is rolling in.
In 2010, the mobile entertainment industry was a $33 billion industry, according to research from Juniper in March 2011. It is expected to be a $54 billion industry by 2015. Gaming now takes up a great portion of people's time on mobile devices. In part, that is due to the rise of the "female gamer" according to research in a new infographic from the folks at smartphone niche site Geekaphone. Females make up 53% of the mobile gaming market. Angry Birds, in all its various incantations, has been downloaded 140 million times and 58% of app developers are making games for multiple mobile platforms. Check out the infographic below for some interesting details on the state of the mobile entertainment industry and gaming.
Apple's iOS has approximately 333,214 applications available, against 206,143 or so for Android. But you are out of luck if you are a BlackBerry owner as the BlackBerry App World only has 26,771 and 46% of BlackBerry have games on their phones. That is partly due to the enterprise nature of Research In Motion's clientele but you would think that they might have at least one or two simple games to play while waiting in the airport during business trips.
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello recently told according to tech blog Tuaw that its biggest growing platform is the iPad.
"Consoles used to be 80% of the industry as recently as 2000. Consoles today are 40% of the game industry, so what do we really have? We have a new hardware platform and we're putting out software every 90 days. Our fastest growing platform is the iPad right now and that didn't exist 18 months ago."
Take a look at the infographic and let us know what you think.