Gaming monetization

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Statista dossier on gaming monetization

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about gaming monetization, free and paid gaming worldwide.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Global PC and console games revenue 2012-2022, by type

    • F2P & P2P MMO games market value worldwide 2016, by region

    • Distribution of digital games market revenue 2017, by monetization model

    • Share of worldwide mobile app revenues 2019, by channel

    • Types of gaming content bought by preteens in the U.S. 2019

    • Share of global mobile users making in-game purchases 2016, by platform

    • Digital games industry revenue in North America 2017-2019, by category

    • Share of mobile games on Google Play 2016, by monetization type

  • 2. Free games
    • In-game consumer spending worldwide 2015-2020

    • F2P PC games revenue worldwide 2020

    • Free-to-play (F2P) PC games revenue worldwide 2020, by region

    • U.S. in-game mobile gaming revenue 2013-2016

    • Number of in-game purchases made by freemium mobile gamers 2016

    • Amount spent on in-game purchases according to U.S. gamers 2016

    • Leading F2P MMO games worldwide 2017, by revenue

  • 3. Paid games
    • U.S. household expenditure on video games 2011-2018, by type

    • Leading locations for video game purchases in the U.S. 2016

    • Leading mobile payments methods used for console game content worldwide 2017

    • Game pre-order frequency according to U.S. gamers 2016

    • Paid PC games possession in the U.S. 2016

    • Paid home console games possession in the U.S. 2016

    • Paid mobile games possession in the U.S. 2016

    • Top paid games on Steam 2017, by unit sales

  • 4. Monetization
    • Global in-app advertising and app store revenues 2015 & 2020

    • Mobile games monetization methods usage worldwide 2017, by OS

    • Top advertising SDKs used by Android gaming and non-gaming apps 2017

    • In-app advertising impression share worldwide in 2017, by ad format

    • Monthly in-app gaming spend per user 2016, by platform

    • Mobile puzzle games player spending worldwide 2019

    • Share of free mobile games on Google Play 2016, by monetization model

    • Google Play games using selected monetization models 2016

    • Share of Android and iOS games in the U.S. containing ads in 2016

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