The number comes as part of a recent data collation from leading market trackers and analysts who worked out that Britons as a whole had spent a hulking £2.892 billion on video games.
So, why should you find this interesting?
Well, that £234 million that was spent on mobile games alone, that all comes from the world of in-app purchases and micro-transactions meaning that its all down to mobile money and mobile payment solutions like Google Wallet and Apples App Store Wallet.
Its a staggering amount of money that passes through their pockets, even if they do only take a percentage slice in the process. Clearly mobile games are a lucrative market, rife with opportunity for mobile wallet and payment companies.
The figure also represents an increase in 48% year-on-year after 2011 rolled in an impressive £158 million in mobile gaming payments. Online games also saw a boost up by 25% year on year to £655 million.
This means that in 2012, 45p in every £1 was spent on online or mobile games. A lucrative market indeed.