Japan may be thought of as the home of console videogaming by many, but now it can lay claim to the mobile world as well.
A recent report has shown that it is now the most lucrative country in the world for generating app revenue, after trailing behind the United States for five consecutive years.
At $5.4bn, Japan’s mobile gaming market is now worth roughly half of the nation’s $10.8bn overall gaming market (hardware and software included).
2013 saw a 78% growth in mobile app revenue, which stood at $3.07bn in 2012. That Japan’s overall gaming market grew just 13% from 2012’s $9.5bn only serves to highlight the exponential growth in mobile gaming currently happening throughout the country.
It starts to get rather terrifying once you realise that almost a fifth of that $5.4bn belongs to the guys behind Puzzle & Dragons.