US mobile game revenues—including both downloads and in-app purchases—will grow 16.5% this year to reach $3.04 billion, according to new figures from eMarketer. By virtue of this growth, mobile games will account for 30.9% of the US mobile content market in 2015, up from 29.3% in 2014.
In-app purchases are driving increases in US mobile game revenues, due in part to growing popularity of freemium models among app developers. This year, in-app revenues for mobile games will total $1.82 billion, or 59.8% of all mobile game revenues, increasing to nearly $2 billion next year, when share of the mobile game market will be 60.1%.
Overall, mobile content revenues in the US—which include purchases of mobile goods such as ebooks, games, videos and music, but exclude ad-supported revenues and subscriptions—will total $9.82 billion in 2015, a 10.3% increase from 2014.
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