Asia Pacific was the largest region in the mobile gaming market in
2021, according to a new report, Mobile Gaming Global Market 2022, from ResearchandMarkets.com.
Increased smartphone penetration is expected to continue driving the
growth of the mobile gaming market. The report says smartphone usage is
higher, due to various reasons such as growing internet penetration,
increasing use of social media, the convenience of communication,
affordability of phones with improved features, social status, rising
income, dependency on phones and other factors.
The increasing penetration of smartphones will create a significant
demand for mobile gaming as it is extensively used for playing games and
spending leisure time. Technology development, such as the integration
of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies in
mobile gaming is also fuelling growth and providing immersive gaming
The Southeast Asian market in particular has significant potential,
driven by the growth of esports. A summary produced by game content
studio AllCorrect says the number of esports viewers on streaming
platforms such as Twitch and YouTube is expected to increase the flow of
investments to the region’s gaming industry.
Moonton Games, which publishes Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, a mobile
multiplayer online battle arena game, hosted its first business
conference, M Summit, on 13 January in Jakarta.
Lucas Mao, Moonton Games managing director of global esports, said in
reports: “With Southeast Asia being a mobile gaming region, we hope
that the M Summit connects innovative minds that will further drive
mobile esports and gaming to a sustainable future and greater heights.”
Mobile gaming events taking place over the course of 2023 include the
well-established Gamescom Asia in October in Singapore, taking place
over four days, while the 2022 Asian Games, postponed from last year,
will feature esports for the first time as an official medal event, when
the Games take place in Hangzhou this September. The Taipei Game Show,
Taiwan’s only gaming exhibition, takes place next month, while
indie-game event Tokyo Sandbox is being hosted in Japan’s capital in