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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 | Dec 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Social Network Game Development market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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
$8bn
Annual Growth 09-14
58.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
52,452
Businesses
2,764
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 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 2014, 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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