And a large majority of mobile games could also be played on a potato, and in fact, around 95% of the revenue-generating mobile titles are one of three camps:
- IAP-driven games (Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, Pokemon Go…)
- Casino games (Blackjack, Poker, Slots, Bingo…)
- Mobile E-sport titles (Fortnite being the prominent example)
Is it even meaningful to compare casino games to E-sport titles such as CS:GO though? And I wonder how much money ends up on gambling sites, that isn’t shown in the statistics here. So the numbers do not show the whole picture.
This is why I do not see PC gaming “dying” anytime soon. But it could very well be that it transforms, especially in form factor. I think desktop PCs will transform more and more towards the stealth spectrum, where you just have a keyboard, mouse and screen visible on your desk. Currently this is only possible to achieve with any kind of performance with iMac Pros.
There will always be a market for 2080 Ti Threadripper builds (or equivalent future top-of-the-line PCs), the question is, how will these kind of builds proceed in the future? Still full-tower, or will it shrink away?