Russia has sharply slowed the growth of online games market

The online games market in Russia in 2015 year, barely grew for the first time in several years, writes “Kommersant” with reference to calculations Mail.ru Group.

So, in 2015 the market volume was 51.9 billion rubles, which is 2% higher than a year earlier. While in previous years the growth was in double digits. Most people play multiplayer games (MMO) — the share of such players is 55-56% for the third year is kept at the same level, the newspaper notes. The volume of the market of MMO games was 29 billion roubles, which is 4% higher than a year earlier.

According to the report Mail.ru Group, the fastest growing segment of mobile game that takes share games in social networks. By the end of 2017, mobile games take up 20% of the market (previous year — 17%) and games in social networks — 25% (27% in 2014). The income of creators of games for mobile platforms for the first time exceeded 10 billion rubles.

Thus, as noted by the editor App2Top.ru Alexander Semenov, the 2015 games in Russia earned in dollars less than in 2012. Then Mail.ru Group has estimated the market at $0.9 billion, and now $0.8 billion.