That’s according to data from IDC and App Annie, who found that people spent more in Apple’s App Store and Google Play than they did on dedicated portable console games from Nintendo and Sony.
Even worse for the two gaming kingpins, 60 percent of spending on console games came during the holiday quarter, while iOS and Android was much more evenly distributed throughout the year.
The Verge notes that App Annie’s data isn’t straight from the companies, so take this with a grain of salt. It’s still a sign that people are spending more time playing games on their phones than on a Wii U or PlayStation Vita.
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