The gaming sector today is known for being one of the most profitable as well as the fastest-growing industries on a global level. There are approximately 2.9 billion gamers worldwide, and it is safe to say this number will reach 3 billion in the future. Thanks to the fast development of various tech advancements, there were many different genres that attracted new casual users among serious gamers in the gaming community.
This is one of the main reasons why the gaming community has grown so rapidly in recent years. But there are obviously some genres and subgenres which are more popular than others. In this article, we will cover the most popular games in 2022.
Online Casino Games
Online casino games are representative of the iGaming sector, which has achieved huge popularity in recent years, especially with the emergence of new casino sites on the market. IGaming developers like Microgaming, Pragmatic Play, Evolution Gaming, EGT, and others continue to work on different types of casino games that feature great designs, impeccable gameplay, and new innovative mechanisms.
This is one of the main factors which impacted the fast growth of the online casino sector. In fact, there are hundreds of high-quality casino games available from slot games in many variations and themes (some examples would be slot games based on TV shows, sports, and celebrities, among other options), and there are obviously card games and table games in many versions.
Mobile games represent one of the most profitable aspects of the gaming sector. It was surprising that, with the introduction of smartphones and mobile devices, the demographics in the gaming sector have attracted many new and casual users who started to download and purchase mobile games. There are many reasons for this growth, but mainly it was due to the great collection of mobile titles, which were available for download directly on the users’ device.
Moreover, as we know, most games on both the App Store and the Google Play store are available free of charge, which is not the case obviously when you’re downloading a video game, or you need to purchase a game console title. So, it has quickly become the most accessible as well as affordable way of playing different games on the move directly from your smartphone and tablet.
When it comes to the most profitable genre, undoubtedly, that would be hyper-casual games. Hyper casual games represent games that have a user-friendly interface and are easy to play. They feature a variety of popular titles that range from Candy Crush to Temple Run, Fruit Ninja, and other titles. The main reason why they have become a profitable aspect of mobile gaming is that they are easily accessible for anyone that wishes to play mobile games on their smartphone for fun. You don’t have to spend any time learning about the game, and everything is designed to be intuitive and easy to use for the mobile gamer.
In recent years many different vintage items have become more popular. Everything from vintage clothes to retro devices like Chibi Chab has re-entered the mainstream. The same applies to the gaming sector.
A lot of video games which were popular back in the day have gotten their new releases, including the Final Fantasy series, Pokémon games, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and many other games. That trend will likely continue further into 2022, but there is also increased demand for old game console titles like Super Mario Bros, example, the Legend of Zelda, and other popular retro games.