Mobile gaming penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2018

The timeline displays mobile gaming penetration in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2018. The share of respondents who reported using mobile phones or smartphones for gaming increased from six percent in 2009 to 26 percent in 2015. This value decreased to reach 22 percent as of 2018.

Share of respondents who played video games via mobile phone or smartphone in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2018

Share of respondents
201822%
201721%
201619%
201526%
201426%
201319%
201213%
201112%
20109%
20096%
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2009 to 2018**

Number of respondents

1,882*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

The original survey question was: "Do you ever play games at home or elsewhere in any of these ways?"
* n (2007) = 2,905; n (2009) = 1,824; n (2010) = 2,117; n (2011) = 1,823; n (2012) = 1,805; n (2013) = 1,642; n (2014) = 1,890; n (2015) = 1,841; n (2016) = 1,846; n (2017) = 1,875; n (2018) = 1,882.
** Most recent survey carried out between September and November 2018. In 2018, the survey was supplemented with data from  the Technology Tracker survey in 2019, based on 3909 interviews with adults aged 16 and over in January and February 2019.

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