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Social Network Game Development in the US: Market Research Report

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Social Network Game Development Market Research Report | Technology | Electronic & Online Entertainment | Jul 2016

Social status: New markets and rising incomes will place revenue in good standing

The Social Network Game Development market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Electronic Arts Electronic Arts market share
King Digital Entertainment King Digital Entertainment market share
Zynga Zynga market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 11-16
15.9%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
13,839
Businesses
7,352
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Since its inception, the Social Network Game Development industry is has quickly expanded. The surging adoption of the internet and social networks, including social networking websites and smartphones with connectivity to social networks has driven industry revenue over the period. In the coming years, the industry will continue to experience strong growth. The surge in smartphone popularity and internet connections will continue, linking more people to social games and networks.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Social Network Game Development industry has grown rapidly since the inception of online social networks in the mid-2000s. Industry operators design video games that can either be played directly over social networking platforms, or indirectly via websites and mobile apps, which interface with social networking platforms to allow users to play games with people among their social network. Operators gain revenue various ways, such as charging to download games, offering virtual currency to users and through advertising opportunities for sponsors. Users can often play a game for free, but for a perceived enriched experience, they can purchase virtual currency. Advertisers also aim to reach the active audience through these games... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Social Network Game Development Industry?

Companies in this industry develop video games played on a social network platform. This includes websites such as Facebook and smartphone applications. The games developed within this industry are free to play and do not require the user to own any software or console to participate. Companies earn revenue through the sale of virtual goods within a game and also via advertisements. The Social Network Game Development industry is a fairly new research area that was established in 2005.

Industry Products
Puzzle gamesRole-playing gamesDating gamesContent-sharing gamesGambling games
 
Industry Activities
Researching target demographics Developing social network gamesMaintaining social network gamesExpanding existing social network gamesContracting third-party advertisers to reach target demographics


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