In 2023, the app-based mobile gaming market in Nigeria is estimated to be worth approximately $126 million. But globally, the revenue from mobile games is expected to reach $164.10 billion before the end of 2022. In Nigeria, the revenue in the mobile games segment is projected to reach $30.91 million in 2022 as it is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2022-2027) of 8.14 per cent, resulting in a projected market volume of $45.72 million by 2027. In the mobile games segment, the number of users is expected to amount to 104.9 million users by 2027. User penetration is projected to be 33.4 per cent in 2022 and hit 42.8 per cent by 2027. In global comparison, most revenue will be generated in China ($47,220.00 million in 2022). According to estimates from Statista Digital Market Outlook, the average revenue per user (ARPU) in the mobile games segment is projected to amount to $0.43 in 2022, while in the year 2021 a share of 45.7 per cent of users was in the high-income group.
The number of mobile gamers increases in proportion with the internet users penetrations. As of January 2022, Nigeria had over 109 million internet users — the highest number reported all over Africa. Egypt ranked second with over 75 million users. The majority of web traffic in leading digital markets in Africa originated from mobile devices — in Nigeria, one of the countries with the largest number of internet users worldwide...
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