I am convinced that 2012 will be an enormous year for HTML5 gaming on mobile phones.
So much so that I am staking a fair bit on it. Not least the creation of my own game development studio.
But like every startup I need to do my homework and right now there are some fairly obvious questions to be answered.
Just how big IS the HTML5 gaming market ?
… and how big can I expect it to be in 12 months, 2 years, 5 years …
When I first asked these questions I drew a blank. It occurred to me that I just don’t have those kinds of figures. Sure I have some contacts that could help me but I really need some broader statistics not just the figures of a handful of portal operators – as big as they may be.
The right place to start is of course the sales figures for mobile smartphones over the last couple of years. I need to get a snapshot of today’s market size and an idea for its growth over recent years.