Mobile Games Q1 2012: Smartphone and freemium games fuel growth

June 18, 2012  | Subscribers Only

Jack Kent Jack Kent Director, Media and Advertising
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Games for smartphones, particularly freemium (free-to-download) titles helped EA Mobile, Gameloft and Glu Mobile grow revenues in Q1 2012. EA Mobile reaped the reward of new titles for Japan's Gree mobile social network to achieve record Q1 revenues of $87m. Leading Japanese mobile games publishers Capcom and Konami also reported strong mobile revenues as they too benefited from the strong growth in smartphone and freemium games.

Tables and charts included:

  • Western mobile games publishers' revenues ($m);Capcom and Konami mobile and social games revenues ($m);Konami: mobile social vs. ;EA Mobile: smartphone/tablet vs. feature phone revenues ($m);EA - mobile vs. handheld console games revenues (per cent);Gameloft - smartphone and tablet revenues ($m);Gameloft - key Q1-Q2 2012 titles;Glu Mobile - smartphone and tablet revenues ($m);Glu Mobile - Monthly and Daily active users (m);Glu Mobile - original and licensed IP share of revenues (per cent);GREE and DeNA: mobile games revenues ($m) and users (m);Selected GREE + Mobage US iOS and Android titles;GREE: domestic and international users (m);Zynga - mobile and PC-based Daily Active Users (m) - DAUs;Zynga: mobile titles Q1 2012;Facebook total and mobile users (m);US iPhone App Store - Games per cent of top 100 grossing apps;UK iPhone App Store - Games per cent of top 100 grossing apps;US Android Market/Google Play and iPhone - games per cent of top grossing apps;Top mobile games publishers' new titles by platform/store;Selected publishers' new titles - Q4 2011 - Q1 2012

Pages: 11

Tables and charts: 21

Jack Kent

Director, Media and Advertising

Jack Kent leads IHS Markit’s Media and Advertising research, heading up a team of analysts covering Games, Cinema, TV Channels & Programming, Home Entertainment and Advertising research.

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