It can be safely assumed that every gamer, video games fan, or an ordinary person who has played some video games in his or her life has a favorite game or a gaming platform. Thanks to the rapid development of technology and the gaming industry, people can choose from a wide variety of gaming platforms, including games consoles, the computer, and the mobile phone. Except for games consoles, the computer and the mobile phone can be used for many other purposes apart from playing games, which means that their popularity cannot be compared with games consoles. On the other hand, we can compare computer games and mobiles games in terms of their popularity, since both of these devices have become a usual part of our lives.
One way to compare computer games and mobiles games is to find 3 most popular games on each of the platforms and compare their popularity. It is clear that mobile games haven’t been around for as long as computer games have been, having in mind that smartphones showed up just a couple of years ago. Therefore, it can be said that computer games have had a head start compared to mobile games, which should not be forgotten when comparing their popularity.
3 most popular mobile games
The top 3 most popular mobile games at the moment include PUBG Mobile, Clash of Clans, and Clash Royale.
PUBG Mobile has almost as many users as Fortnite does, reaching around 200 million players. Talking about Clash of Clans, around 100 million players actively play this game every day. Clash Royale has around 50 million downloads on Android and about 76 million on iOS.
3 most popular computer games
Turning to computer games, the top 3 ones at the moment are League of Legends, Minecraft, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Although the developers don’t want to reveal the exact number of active League of Legends players, it is estimated that there are between 100 and 120 million users per month. Minecraft has confirmed the number of players per month at 91 million. Finally, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has around 550,000 active players per month.
Results and conclusions
The numbers of users of the 3 most popular computer games and mobile games show that mobile games are more popular on a daily basis, meaning that they are more popular than computer games in general. This can be explained quite simply by the fact that mobile games are more easily accessible due to the portability of mobile phones. What’s more, computer games are often more complex than mobile games and they take more time to learn to play. Of course, not all mobile games are simple, but due to the higher technical possibilities of computers, most mobile games cannot be more complex, at least not at the moment.
Be that as it may, you should not limit yourself to just one platform. Both computer games and mobile games offer a lot of excitement, so why not play both of them?