Apple nearly on par with Nintendo as of 2013
According to the 2014 Global Games Market Report by Newzoo, the international games market will surpass the $100 billion mark in the next three years to reach $102.9 Billion by 2017 thanks to the booming of both the Asian markets and mobile gaming. What’s interesting is that the report also shows that Apple is not only on nearly on par with Nintendo as of 2013, but in 2014, both it and Google will surpass the gaming giant in game software revenue generated.
“Also illustrative of the rapid market changes is the fact that Apple generated almost identical game revenues as Nintendo in 2013: $2.4bn,” the report said. “In 2014, both Apple and Google are expected to generate more game software revenues through their 30% share of app store spending, than Nintendo will make from for their software.”
The report also shows that out of 1.6 billion gamers, 300 million game on handheld devices, which were apparently on the decline in 2013.
You can read the report in full on our sister site, Gaming Enthusiast.