Is 5G mobile gaming as exciting as playing on a console?

The answer to this one isn’t as obvious as you think: 5G could be a game-changer for mobile gaming.

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Obviously playing games on your phone is not the same as playing them on a big-screen TV with an amazing sound system and your snacks close at hand.

It might seem counterintuitive based on the above, but 5G mobile gaming may be as good as playing on a console or PC. And in some cases, it’s not just as good, but better.

Consider these four facts of 5G gaming:

5G gaming can be faster. Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband, available in select cities, uses high-band and mid-band spectrum to deliver a top-of-the-line 5G experience with download speeds of  up to 1 Gbps (read: 1,000 Mbps). That kind of performance frees people up to do things on the go that many could only do before when connected to their home internet service.  (Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband also powers Verizon 5G Home Internet.)

5G gaming gets you out of the endless upgrade cycle. Consoles provide power, but staying up to date means upgrading to the latest model every few years. In comparison, with 5G cloud gaming, all the complex calculations happen in the cloud, meaning you can play the latest releases without needing a new video card or the latest console.

5G gaming lets you play on the go. Streaming games from the cloud doesn’t just give you raw power. It means your games are ready to go on the go—especially when you’re on America’s most reliable 5G network.1 With 5G gaming, you don’t have to choose between staying home or going out.

5G gaming is where the action is. People have been spending more money on mobile gaming than on console gaming since 2014. In fact,  market research firm data.ai estimates that consumers now spend more on mobile gaming than they  do on PC, Mac, console and portable gaming combined. With that much at stake, most companies are putting their biggest brains to work making improvements around mobile gaming. New phones, new controllers and, most importantly, new, mobile-first game releases are only getting better. If you want to be where the innovation is, it’s right there in your phone—if you’re on America’s most reliable 5G network1.

The choice is clear. America relies on Verizon. See what 5G can do for you.


Based on rankings from the RootMetrics® US National RootScore® Report: 1H 2022. 18 consecutive wins based on the RootMetrics® United States RootScore® Reports: 2H 2013-1H 2022. Most reliable 5G network based on more first place rankings in RootMetrics® 5G data reliability assessments of 125 metro markets conducted in 1H 2022. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on 3 national mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon.

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