iOS and Android Grab 58% Of The Portable Gaming Revenue In The U.S At The Cost Of Sony And Nintendo

News | Saturday November 5 2011 2:08 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

If we had told you that Apple and Google will account for almost two thirds of portable gaming revenue in the United States few years back then some of you would have probably said that we have lost it.
Fast forward to 2011, Apple ‘s iOS and Google’s Android mobile operating system have grabed 58% of the portable gaming revenue in the United States according to the results compiled by mobile analytics firm Flurry from NPD market research and Flurry’s own mobile app data.
The most striking trend is that iOS and Android games have tripled their market share from roughly 20% in 2009 to nearly 60% in just two years. Simultaneously, Nintendo, the once dominant player, has been crushed down to owning about one-third of market in 2011, from having controlled more than two-thirds in 2009. Combined, iOS and Android game revenue delivered $500 million, $800 million and $1.9 billion over 2009, 2010 and 2011, respectively.
As reported by Flurry earlier this year, the freemium game model is revolutionizing and expanding revenue on mobile devices.   And just as smartphone game revenue has climbed aggressively, Nintendo DS and Sony PSP revenue has dropped precipitously.  Over the last three years, Nintendo and Sony posted a combined $2.2 billion, $1.6 billion and $1.4 billion for 2009, 2010 and 2011, respectively.
Apple ‘s iOS and Android mobile operating systems market share has tripled their market share from roughly 20% in 2009 to nearly 60% in just two years. They have gained market share at the cost of Sony and Nintendo.
. It has managed to resist it so far, but we wonder how long they will be able to hold up with declining revenues. Flurry rightly points out that Nintendo may face a Nokia-like decision to develop games for iPhone and Android or be in the danger of perishing with declining revenues.
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