Mobile Gaming Is Putting Me Through It Right Now
America's national pastime? Baseball? Football? More like playing games on mobile devices.
Judging by the response to an online survey by the NPD group, we can't get enough of mobile gaming. Since 2012, the average time spent playing games on these devices has soared from an average of 80 minutes daily to 120 minutes per day.
As for the most active age group in this regard, it's kids two-to-12-years-old who play an average of five games daily. See, I'm an adult. I only play ONE game, albeit like, for an hour or so.
However, what developers and marketers of mobile games are most interested in seeing is who's spending the money and that would be adults age 25-to-44 since they're the prime "decision-makers for their young children’s gaming experiences," according to the NPD Group.
The researchers say the explosion in mobile gaming is tied directly to the rising popularity of tablets as well as technological improvements. Consumers are more apt to buy games on tablets than either smartphones or iPod Touches.
The survey of 5,566 people also found that among the various platforms, the greatest proportion of time playing games was on mobile devices although 80 percent of the respondents also said they gamed on consoles and computers.
Well, okay then. Let's see what you guys like on your mobile devices, laptops, computers, what have you. Do you play games on your phone/computer? What do you play? Do you do games on sites like Facebook? Why do you like that one in particular? Most importantly, do you know what the heck I need to do to get a freaking five star Jin card so I can actually get past chapter 6?!