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Japanese smartphone market doubled in 2013

Japanese smartphone market doubled in 2013

Fri 28 Mar 2014 11:47am GMT / 7:47am EDT / 4:47am PDT
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Smartphone games now account for 50 per cent of entire games market

The market for smartphone games in Japan almost doubled in size last year, reaching $5.4 billion in total sales.

According to data released by the Japanese internet firm CyberAgent, the domestic smartphone game market generated 546.8 billion ($5.4 billion) in 2013, an increase of 178 per cent over the 307.2 billion earned in the prior year.

And the smartphone market now represents a more significant percentage of the software market as a whole. In 2013, the entire Japanese software market was worth 1103.6 billion ($10.8 billion), so smartphone games accounted for around 50 per cent of the whole. In 2012, it was only 30 per cent.

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However, this rate of growth is expect to slow over the next few years, rising to around $6.5 billion in value in 2014, $7.4 billion in 2015, and $8.2 billion in 2016.

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Thanks Dr Serkan Toto.

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Bruce Everiss
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Inevitable.
Everywhere mobile will become the main game industry.

Posted:5 months ago

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Welcome back!

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Aaron Johnson

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@ Matthew

5.4 billion vs 3.1 - shouldn't that read a 78% increase? Nevertheless, some impressive growth!

Posted:5 months ago

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