Social Gaming Going up on Hype

With the booming of social networking sites worldwide and the maturity of technology that enables browser-based games to offer players with marvelous experience on a par with client-based online games, social gaming area is crowded with small and young startups which are lured to the nascent waterfront for its profitability and potential.

According to a report by market research firm iSuppli, the global market for social networking games amounted to US$ 1.4 billion in 2010, up a whopping 116.4% from US$ 636 million in 2009, and the market is still aggressively growing. iSuppli estimates that the market will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent from 2010 to 2015.

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Ben Jiang

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