According to a new report from Statista on the popular puzzle game genre, the genre is expected to reach $2.43 billion in revenue this year. They also predicted that the genre will achieve a total revenue of over $3.8 billion in 2026.
Puzzle apps are part of an ever-growing genre of games that encompass everything from sliding block puzzles and word games to quiz show games. Trivia has been one of the most popular types of puzzle games downloaded in the last year, with The Chase showing up in the top ten premium games in the UK for a vast number of months in 2022, though this report is based in the United States at this time.
The download of specifically puzzle games is projected to reach 1,761.0 million just this year. With that in mind, it is not surprising to see this change in annual growth, with in-app purchases in puzzle games expected to reach $1,339.00 million in 2022 alone. When it comes to purchasing paid puzzle game apps, puzzle games are projected to reach $15.48 million this year, over both Android and iOS app stores.
Currently, the most revenue generated for the puzzle game genre, according to Statista, is from the United States at a projected amount of $7,449 million in 2022. Seeing an increase in gaming and in brain-challenging games for younger generations, it is not at all surprising that puzzle games have grown in popularity and in the amount of income that they have generated.
Many parents rely on puzzle games to help keep their children entertained while keeping games appropriate and educational. Word puzzles are often used for brain training, sliding puzzles are easy to play on the go, and the puzzle game genre is so vast that it covers something for everyone, even on a handheld device. Seeing more and more games within the puzzle game genre appear, will also help this increase in revenue for these types of games.
If you are interested in reading more information on the report, you can find out through Statista.