For years serious gamers have typically frowned on the mobile genre of games. The reason is obvious. For many years the games were typically childish and made for the masses. They were also very simple affairs to begin with, which makes sense because of the obvious limits that smartphones have. Smartphones wouldn’t naturally attract truly competitive gamers. The games just aren’t competitive enough and are too simple. But mobile games have done something that few other platforms have done. They’ve gotten more people into gaming.
It’s been estimated that around seventy percent of Americans play video games. That’s largely due to the availability of them which we wouldn’t have without smartphones and mobile games. Now people who you would never expect play games just to kill time when they have to be somewhere. Kids start playing games from a young age because it helps parents keep them entertained. Mobile games have helped to get children involved and interested from a young age.
So although competitive gamers frown upon those who play mobile games, they should really detach the stigma. When looking at it as a gateway to more competitive gaming it makes the platform seem much better. The more people that stop looking down on mobile gaming the better it is for the industry as a whole. This only leads to improvements and better games overall as they get more popular.