Mobile Games in the Arab World: An analysis of games published by regional and international mobile companies in the Arab World

08 Feb 2016

A report by the Arab Advisors Group provides an insightful and comprehensive look into the Arab mobile games market. The report investigates major mobile games publishers and developers in the region.

With the emergence of the freemium model, demand for mobile games has increased in the Arab World during the past few years. The Arab Advisors Group analyzed 165 games by regional and international developers on three major platforms; App Store, Google Play, and Windows Phone Store.

A new report, Mobile Games in the Arab World 2015 was released to Arab Advisors Group’s Strategic Research Service subscribers on December 2015. The report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 1,250. The 48-page report, which has 44 detailed exhibits, provides insights on the major trends across all types of mobile games popular in the Arab World. The report also profiles major regional and international mobile game companies targeting the Arab World, and sheds light on their game portfolio. The report further investigates the business model of mobile game companies, and the game categories in the Arab World.

Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report's Table of Contents.

Any investment in this report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription should the service be acquired within three months from purchasing the report; or could count towards attending Arab Advisors’ The 2nd Electronic and Mobile Payments in the Arab World Conference on 4th of April 2016 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Amman – Jordan; or towards attendingTechnology Convergence Conference 2016 on May 30 & 31, 2016 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Amman – Jordan.

“By October 2015, out of the 165 analyzed games, the majority of games were published in the Arabic language with 92 games total; 75 of which were published by regional companies and 17 were published by international companies. English games came next with 57 games all published by regional companies. The number of games that were published in both the Arabic and English language stood at 16 games, 11 of which are published by regional companies while 5 by international mobile games companies. “Ms. Noor Al Asmar, Arab Advisors Senior Research Analyst said.

“19.4% of the 165 games analyzed were categorized as Arcade games. Trivia games followed with 16.9% of games under this category. Sports was the least popular with only 2 games under this category by October 2015.” Ms. Al Asmar added.

The Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has already produced over 4,300 reports on the Arab World’s communications, media and financial markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group’s ( Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom).

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