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 | Dec 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Social Network Game Development market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Social Network Game Development industry is growing rapidly. Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the economy, is expected to surge at an average annual rate of 32.7% in the 10 years to 2019, while US GDP is forecast to rise at a much slower annualized rate of 2.5%. The industry's product is an innovation on video gaming, where games are offered on social networks, are free to play and offer virtual currency for purchase that enhances playability. The product's novelty has led to rapid adoption over the five years to 2014; this trend will continue, albeit slowed somewhat, during the next five years... 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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