How Mobile Games are Overtaking Desktop
The number of mobile gamers has been increasing exponentially after the rollout of the first smartphone. In addition, smartphone software such as Android and iOS made it easier for game developers to make games for mobile phones. Still, in the beginning, Desktop Gamers were the majority, but with time millions of desktop gamers switched to mobile phones for various reasons. In this detailed article, we will discuss those specific reasons. So without wasting any more time, let us get started with this.
Top reasons why mobile games are overtaking desktop
It is no secret that mobile games are being preferred by many. You can see its effect on desktop games such as “CS:GO”, they are forced to shut down some of their servers. But why do people prefer mobile games over desktops? let us check out some reasons behind it:
1. It is more convenient
Imagine yourself on a train and bored. Now you want to pass the time playing some online poker. Which one would be more convenient, pulling out a 5kg of metal slab or pulling out a palm-sized mobile phone with all the same features as the PC? Of course, any sane man would choose the mobile phone. Many gambling websites, such as Betvictor, Bet365, Betfair, etc., offer mobile gambling apps where you can play games and enjoy the same experience as a casino. You can easily download a mobile gambling app by visiting the apple or google play store. Just type the name, i.e., Betvictor mobile app, and the app will pop up. The only thing now you need to do is press install.
2. Games cost less
If you go through the desktop game websites like steam, you will notice that 99% of the games listed there are paid. Furthermore, desktop games cost a lot of money. Whereas if you visit the Google play store, you will notice that over 70% of the games are free. And the games that cost money are not costly from the perspective of a teenager. That is because more than 60% of gamers worldwide fall under the age category of teenagers. And the prices of desktop games are too much for a teenager. They will have to spend their whole month’s part-time job earnings to buy a single game. Furthermore, game developing companies deliberately make mobile games free to engage this vast mobile gaming market. For example, COD and PUBG, both of these will cost you money if you are a desktop gamer, but they are entirely free to play for mobile gamers.
3. It is cheaper to play.
One other difference between desktop and mobile gamers is that mobile phones cost less. For example, let us take PUBG; if you want to play PUBG on desktop, you will need to spend a minimum of $1500 to buy a decent PC. On the other hand, you can play the same game on a smartphone that will cost you a minimum of $200-300. So you see how cheaper it is to buy a smartphone and start playing on it? That is one of the main reasons why the number of mobile gamers is increasing day by day.
4. High-speed internet
Games these days are of super high quality, and to process all of that data, one needs high-speed internet connectivity. That was made possible by the revolutionary 4G connectivity on mobile phones that gives us access to ultra-fast internet. That is also one of the reasons why the number of mobile gamers increased recently.
5. Long battery life
Let us be honest, how long does your laptop last? 4 to 5 hours right, that is the problem. If you play games on a computer, the backup time decreases further, and it discharges in just 1 or 2 hours. That is a significant drawback while playing on PC. On the other hand, we have smartphones with over 6000mah battery which can last up to 12 hrs if we play games on them.