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

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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.

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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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 Investment Chapter

Capital intensity for the Social Network Game Development industry is medium. Game developers make products that are intangible by nature, which allows operators to reproduce the games at negligible costs. As a result, capital expenses are limited to the computers and software used in development and office furnishings required to house employees. Capital intensity tends to decrease as operators in this industry grow, because revenue generation has a weak connection to capital requirements. For every dollar spent on labor, the industry spends about $0.19 on capital expenditures.

Conversely, labor is very scarce domestically, which also makes it very expensive... 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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