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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 | Nov 2013

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

IBISWorld’s Social Network Game Development market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Electronic Arts Electronic Arts market share
The Walt Disney Company The Walt Disney Company market share
Zynga Zynga market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 08-13
183.1%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
38,426
Businesses
2,086
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Social Network Game Development industry is continuing to quickly expand and revenue is anticipated to grow exponentially in the five years to 2013. The surging adoption of the internet and social networks, increased leisure time, and the penetration of new markets, has driven revenue higher over the period. Although the industry will experience slow growth over the next five years, beneficial trends such as increased broadband connections and rising disposable income, will keep industry revenue rising.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Role-playing games

IBISWorld categorizes the Social Network Game Development industry's products into five categories. The largest and fastest growing category is the role-playing game (RPG) segment. RPGs account for an estimated 49.0% of industry revenue and include games in which the player assumes the role of a character and uses strategy (and sometimes purchases) to advance. These games have effectively defined this industry over the five years to 2013, growing almost as fast as the industry itself. Their engaging and social atmosphere demand the attention of users, who make return visits several times a day; research from Information Solutions Group shows that 36.0% US online gamers visit their social network games more than once a day... 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 2007.

Industry Products
Role-playing gamesDating gamesContent-sharing gamesPuzzle 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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