A game is a game, right? Maybe, but the awesome (and slightly scary) thing about mobile gaming is it’s a medium available to users pretty much 24/7. Holding the Monopoly board on your lap with your three best friends around you on the train, or playing Trivial Pursuit on your lunch break may raise some eyebrows, but chilling on your phone? It would be weirder to be seen not doing that these days. Gaming apps give you the freedom to play anytime, anywhere, and the best part? Not one person will know if you’ve spent the past five days immersed in Angry Birds (extra points if your phone is still in one piece after that marathon, too!).
Such a massive gaming platform was bound to see some urban myths spring up – the guy who played for so long his thumbs bled, the lady who spent her life savings on coins for Farmville (wait, that one might have actually happened). Those people seem a bit crazy, but they’re only slightly crazier than these real-life, definitely true-story, mind-boggling mobile gaming stats in the infographic below. From crushing revenue figures to the ultimately committed gamers, we have them all!