openPR Logo
Press release

Global Online Gaming Market on the Upswing

05-03-2012 11:30 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: ystats.com Gmbh & Co. KG

ystats.com Logo

ystats.com Logo

In its latest "Global Online Gaming Report 2012" Hamburg-based secondary market research firm yStats.com gives a detailed account of the global online gaming market, without accounting for global online gambling. In addition to the global market, markets in 19 individual countries in various regions are highlighted. The report also covers information and the latest news about 24 important competitors.

Revenue generated in the online gaming market continues to increase worldwide – it is predicted to grow annually by more than ten per cent in the period from 2010 to 2016. A significant trend in this sector is Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs). In 2011, MMOGs were especially popular in the BRIC states and the US market was also mature, while there is still potential for growth in emerging markets. In 2011, the share of paying casual and social gamers compared to all gamers worldwide was the highest in Asia, followed by emerging markets and the USA.

Social and casual games popular in all of America
In the USA, social gaming was expected to spread further in 2011 – in total, as many as approximately 40 percent of all Internet users played such online games. The most popular gaming website in this market, gauged by visits in December 2011, was Pogo, followed by Yahoo! Games. According to the "Global Online Gaming Report 2012", for Brazil forecasts for 2011 predicted that gamers would spend most of their time on casual games and playing in social networks.

Social gaming as an important trend in Western Europe
Great Britain and Germany are among the leading European markets for online gaming. In 2011, almost one fifth of total time invested in playing games in Great Britain was spent on social networks, followed by casual games; only console games had more time invested in them. Unlike in Japan and the USA, in Germany the entire gaming market grew in 2012, merely as a result of increased revenue from online and browser games. The German online and mobile game market is also expected to almost double in size between 2010 and 2015. The "Global Online Gaming Report 2012" by yStats.com shows additionally that in 2011, French gamers spent approximately 15 percent of their entire gaming time on social networks. In the Netherlands, revenue generated from games on casual websites and MMO games was forecasted to reach more than 50 million EURO in 2011 in each category. In line with this trend, almost three quarters of all Spanish online gamers were predicted to use social networks for gaming in 2011.

Online gaming markets also soar in Eastern Europe
In Poland, the value of the total gaming market increased by more than 20 percent from 2010 to 2011. In Russia, almost 80 percent of the entire online gaming market value was generated from browser games. Turkey was the fourth largest social gaming market worldwide in the second quarter of 2011 in terms of gamer numbers.
Rapid growth for revenue in the Asia-Pacific region, in the Middle East and in Africa
In Southeast Asia, revenue from online games is expected to more than double between 2011 and 2015. The social games market is also expected to grow fast in Japan – by approximately one third between 2011 and 2012. It is also shown that online gaming addiction is increasingly becoming a problem, for example in South Korea, where in 2011 more than half of all inhabitants already played online games. In China, the situation is slightly different, with massively client games spurring most of the online games market growth – for 2013, they are expected to generate more than three quarters of all revenue in this market. Early in 2012, the highest daily revenue per gamer worldwide was recorded in the Middle East. An annual increase of 25 percent in spending for online games is also expected in South Africa for the period between 2010 and 2015.

Online games market players observe strong growth worldwide
In addition to the key markets in different regions, the yStats.com "Global Online Gaming Report 2012" also provides important facts and figures about more than 20 successful players. Zynga, for example, is expecting an increase in revenue by more than 20 percent in 2012. Bigpoint, an enterprise based in Germany, had as many as 250 million registered users early in 2012 and has already added new locations in Great Britain and France. Wooga, also headquartered in Germany, was the largest social games developer in Europe in April 2012, and the third largest worldwide. Chinese online game developer Changyou also increased its revenue in 2011 by almost 40 percent compared to 2010. Developer of cross-platform games PopCap Games was bought by Electronic Arts in 2011, and is now a subsidiary of the games giant. US social games developer RockYou was also successful in 2011, entering partnerships with Peak Games and Aktiv Digital. Turkish games developer Peak Games was the fastest growing social gaming enterprise in an emerging market in 2011.

About yStats.com
yStats.com has been committed to research up-to-date, objective and demand-based data on markets and competitors for top managers from various industries since 2005. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, the firm has a strong international focus and is specialized in secondary market research. In addition to offering reports on markets and competitors, yStats.com also carries out client-specific research. Clients include leading global enterprises from various industries including B2C E-Commerce, electronic payment systems, mail order and direct marketing, logistics, as well as banking and consulting.

Press Contact:
yStats.com GmbH & Co. KG
Behringstrasse 28a, D-22765 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40 - 39 90 68 50
Fax: +49 (0)40 - 39 90 68 51
E-Mail: press@ystats.com
Internet: www.ystats.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ystats
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ystats

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Global Online Gaming Market on the Upswing here

News-ID: 220020 • Views:

More Releases from ystats.com Gmbh & Co. KG

The global B2C E-Commerce market is expected to double from 2022 to 2025: New report from yStats.com
The global B2C E-Commerce market is expected to double from 2022 to 2025: New re …
[Hamburg, Germany - September 14, 2023] - The latest release from Hamburg-based market research company yStats.com, titled "Global B2C E-Commerce Market 2023," provides an overview of global trends in the B2C E-Commerce market and insights into the growth potential of various markets through key figures, forecasts, and trends. B2C E-Commerce market initially experiences strong growth followed by a moderate growth outlook. While the world witnessed a boom in online shopping during the
B2C E-Commerce sales in Eastern Europe projected to rise in 2019, reports yStats.com
B2C E-Commerce sales in Eastern Europe projected to rise in 2019, reports yStats …
yStats.com, Hamburg-based desk research firm specialized in E-Commerce & Online Payment market intelligence, has released a new publication: “Eastern Europe B2C E-Commerce Market 2019”. According to this report’s findings, online retail sales in the countries of Eastern Europe are expected to maintain double-digit growth in 2019. More consumers in Eastern Europe shop online Online shopper penetration is on the rise across Eastern Europe, but remains behind that of Western Europe. In the
New report from yStats.com suggests continued expansion of online retail in Vietnam
New report from yStats.com suggests continued expansion of online retail in Viet …
A recent publication from Hamburg-based business intelligence company yStats.com, “Vietnam B2C E-Commerce Market 2019,” projects continued strong growth of the online retail sector in the Southeast Asia nation through the middle of the next decade. Factors contributing to the growth include the entry of regional and global online merchants in Vietnam, plus the growing Internet connectivity through mobile phones. Online retail sales year on year to increase at a double-digit
Online retail sales in Thailand projected to continue strong growth: yStats.com report
Online retail sales in Thailand projected to continue strong growth: yStats.com …
The latest publication from Hamburg-based research firm yStats.com, “Thailand B2C E-Commerce Market 2019,” reveals the expectation of continued year-to-year online retail sales increases. Thailand’s mobile and social shopping trends make it one of the leaders in the region in total web-base sales. Internet connection increase and social media shopping result in more online shoppers Thailand’s constant rate of growth of internet connectivity and the growing comfort of connected individuals in making purchases

All 5 Releases


More Releases for German

Find the best conditions for your German mortgage with Your German Mortgage
During times of the Coronavirus, we are here to help you with finding the right financing for your property. Special times call for special measures, that's why it's now more important to find a trustworthy and experienced mortgage broker than ever. We got you covered from finding your property of dreams all the way to financing it. To ensure that, we have experts in almost every German major city,
German Maritime Security 2018, German Government Statement!
Despite all international and national efforts, piracy remains a serious peril for the international shipping industry. Especially in Asia (i.e. Chittagong/Bangladesh or on the Strait of Malacca), but also in South America (e.g. Bay of Santos/Brazil or in the port of Callao/Peru) robbery or piracy there has recurred in the recent past. At the West African coast the number of incidents had raised even by 50% with 66 incidents this
More German Investments Mean More German Translations
Why Language Continues to be an Obstacle for Investing in Germany Germany is one of the prime markets for foreign investments, with an estimated 4% of global direct investment making its way into the country. In fact, the world’s second richest man, Warren Buffett, who is only beaten to the top spot on the financial leaderboard by Microsoft Founder Bill Gates, believes Germany to be a ‘great market’, and confirms the
German Design Award 2015
German Design Council Awards a Special Mention to the LR 1000 Laboratory Reactor and Nominates the Tube Mill Staufen, Germany, February 23, 2015 — For the second time, a device produced by IKA® Werke has received the "Special mention for exceptional design quality" award from the German Design Council. The company was presented with the award in the "Excellent Product Design — Industry" category as part of the German Design Award 2015
German Local Trade Tax
All the companies in Germany are liable to pay not only corporate income tax, whose rate is nowadays about 15% of the annual profit of the company, but also trade tax (Gewerbesteuer), which is a tax of German characteristics. Why would we say that trade tax is of German characteristics? Because it is different from the corporate income tax, which is charged by the German Federal Government and it is difficult
ISPA – German Masters 2008
Magdeburg – Over the long weekend of the 4. Mai more than 1.000 Skat players filled the Mittelland hall in Barleben. The tournaments of the 30. German Mastery and the 27. open International German Single Mastership were held by the International Skat Players Association, ISPA Germany. Patrons of the Games were the 1st Barleber Skat sports club e.V. and the Skat club \"Burger Ihleskater\", whose good organization together with the