A survey conducted to determine the popularity of mobile gaming in the US and UK revealed that more than a third of people had played a game on their mobiles in the past month.
The survey was conducted by mobile gaming firm PopCap, which is behind popular games like Plants V/S Zombies, Bejeweled and Peggle.
According to VentureBeat, the company polled 2,425 people in the UK and US. The survey found that 52 per cent of respondents said they had played a mobile phone game.
Around 73 per cent of the UK respondents confirmed that they had played a mobile game at least once, while the same was said by 44 per cent of US respondents. Around 83 per cent of the smartphone owners said that they had played a mobile game in last week.
PopCap revealed that 50 per cent of the people said that they were spending more time playing games on their mobile devices than before.
The results of the survey come at a time when smartphone owners are rediscovering gaming on their mobile devices. From casual games like Rovia's Angry Birds to Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, users are increasingly using their smartphones to play games instead of their gaming consoles.
Dennis Ryan, EVP of Worldwide Publishing at PopCap, said in a statement “As more people purchase smartphones and the entire process of finding, purchasing and playing mobile games becomes as simple as browsing the internet, the mobile games market is going to accelerate even more.”