Number of minutes played in Zynga’s games over the last three years: 1.8 trillion. [Zynga]
GamesBeat numbers show 145 companies raised $1.5 billion in 2011.
Free-to-play reality: More than 80 percent of revenue comes from less than 10 percent of users. [Digi-Capital]
Games as a percentage of all apps in the top-25 ranks in the U.S. Apple App Store in May 2012: 88 percent. [Flurry]
The average game industry acquisition was $30 million in 2011. [Digi-Capital]
Percentage of surveyed adults who played at least one mobile game in the last month: 44 percent. [PopCap]
Year-to-date sales drop for U.S. physical retail games: 25 percent. [NPD]
Microsoft stats: 67 million Xbox 360 consoles sold since 2005, 19 million Kinects sold since 2010, and $56 billion in revenue generated from its game business. [Microsoft]
Games are expected to grow from $52 billion in revenue in 2011 to $70 billion in 2017. [DFC Intelligence]
The average investment in a game startup is $7 million. [Digi-Capital]
Social games generate $1 per user per month. Real-money online gambling generates $300 per month. [Betable]
Social games are a $7.3 billion business. Online gambling generates $32 billion in revenue per year. Casinos report revenues of $426 billion. [Betable]
Percentage of Zynga’s revenue that comes from advertising: 8.7 percent.
Price Sony paid for cloud gaming startup Gaikai: $380 million.
Price Zynga paid for OMGPOP: $183 million plus bonus.
Price Nexon paid for 14 percent of NCSoft: $688 million.
Games EA’s branded online game service published in fiscal year 2012: 25.
Zynga’s monthly active users: 244.0 million. [AppData]
World’s most popular social game: Zynga Poker, with 33.5 million monthly active users. [AppData]
Gamers spent $3.4 billion on all types of games in the first quarter of 2012 in the U.S. About $1.5 billion was spent on physical retail games, and $1.38 billion was spent on digitally distributed games. Gamers spent $525 million on used and rental games.
Number of new games submitted to Apple App Store per day: 62. [148apps.biz]
Number of active games on the Apple App Store: 119,408. [148apps.biz]
Number of active apps on the Apple App Store: 679,348. [148apps.biz]
The most popular category for game investments: mobile games. [Digi-Capital]
Market value for key game companies:
Tencent Holdings $55.6 billion
Facebook $57.7 billion
Activision Blizzard $13.3 billion
Zynga $3.95 billion
Electronic Arts $3.8 billion
THQ $35.7 million