Smartphone has become part of our daily life in recent years. According to Ericsson Mobility Report June 2016 published by Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson, monthly data traffic per smartphone has increased by 40% from 1.0 GB per month in 2014 to 1.4 GB per month in 2015, and is forecasted to have a CAGR of 35% between 2015 and 2021, reaching 8.9 GB per month in 2021. The significant increase in monthly data traffic per smartphone is mainly attributable to advances in mobile communication technologies coupled with a wider selection of mobile applications, for example, mobile games. In this article, we will bring you an overview of mobile gaming market, together with some analysis on several significant merger and acquisition deals taken place recently. We will then illustrate the upcoming trends of mobile gaming market, including “virtual reality & augmented reality” and “esports”. These two areas are drawing enormous attentions from mobile games developers, investors and consumers. It possesses a huge potential for further exploration. Through this article, we are trying to gain some insights on this rapidly expanding market.

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