Mobile Market Monitor Report Games Q2 2013

November 07, 2013  | Subscribers Only

Jack Kent Jack Kent Director, Media and Advertising
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EA mobile reported record Q2 mobile games revenues of $113m as it beat the seasonal trend which has previously seen its Q2 revenues come in lower than Q1. The Simpsons: Tapped Out remained its strongest performing title, generating its highest sales since launch in 2012. Elsewhere, the top of the charts appeared similar to Q1, with games from Supercell, King and GungHo dominating, and titles integrated with messaging platform KakaoTalk taking a lead in Korea. Chinese companies are set to grow in the latter half of 2013, with Shanda and Tencent reporting relatively flat quarter-on-quarter mobile games revenues in Q2, but gearing up for a much improved second half of the year. Facebook continues to grow its role in the mobile value chain with a new mobile games publishing initiative launched in early Q3, following record mobile advertising revenues in Q2 2013. While still some way behind the heights of 2011, investor interest in mobile games companies picked up in H1 2013 with Supercell's $130m round leading the way, and companies providing development tools and services making up the bulk of the rest of the funding activity. Consolidation is set to pick up in the latter half of 2013 with Supercell attracting interest from Softbank and GungHo, and Korean publisher Gamevil on the acquisitions trail.

Tables and charts included:

  • Western mobile games publishers' revenues ($m)
    Japanese mobile games publishers' revenues ($m)
    Korean mobile games publishers' revenues ($m)
    Gamevil first and third-party revenues ($m)
    Gamevil net income ($m) and margin (%)
    EA smartphone and tablet revenues ($m)
    Gameloft smartphone and tablet revenues ($m)
    Gameloft revenues by business model (%)
    Glu Mobile smartphone and tablet revenues ($m)
    Glu Mobile monthly and daily active users (m)
    DeNA and Gree mobile games related revenues (JPYm)
    DeNA and Gree: company net income (JPYm)
    Tencent and Shanda mobile games revenues ($m)
    Facebook desktop and mobile users (m)
    Facebook advertising revenues ($m)
    Mobile games funding deal volume and value
    Notable mobile games funding deals

Pages: 11

Tables and charts: 17

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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