A recent report by Park Associates says that consumers still want to see casual games on mobiles.
The report says that gamers don’t see mobile phones as platforms for advanced gaming. More than 30% of those interested in mobile gaming want sports, action, and adventure games on portable players. 29% want to play driving or flying games and 27% want to play shooting games on portable devices, the report found.
Less than 10% of mobile Internet gamers are interested in using their mobile phones to play core or console-centric games, while 55% want to use their mobile phones for puzzles and card games. More than 30% want to use them for word games and arcade-style games, the report found.
“New 3-D and multiplayer mobile games look great in demos, but casual games are where the money is and will be for the next few years,” Yuanzhe Cai, director of Broadband and Gaming for Parks Associates, said in a statement. “Portable game players will maintain strong growth momentum as they provide an experience yet to be matched by mobile phones. Next-generation players will likely include mobile broadband, which will enhance their value proposition.”
This is great news for casual mobile game developers.