The industry is undergoing a titanic shift, factors like the ease of publishing to the App Store, the extremely low cost to become a developer, the growth of Freemium games (games given away for free with revenues coming from alternative sources) and the rise of the female gamers (53% of mobile gamers are female) are rewriting the rules.
Anywhere, any-time, high quality gaming, that fits nicely in our pocket, is yours to have . The mobile entertainment industry was worth $33 billion last year, which is due in part to the success of smartphones like the iPhone and the plethora of Android devices like the HTC Thunderbolt. These high powered computers were just waiting for people to turn them into gaming consoles.
An interesting infographic by Geekaphone: