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The Arab online games: Number of MMO games available in Arabic have grown by 23% over the past two years

July 30, 2014 10:27 am

A report by the Arab Advisors Group provides an insightful and comprehensive look into the Arab online games market. The report investigates major online gaming trends and developments in the region.

With the emergence of the free-to-play model, demand for online games has increased in the Arab World during the past few years. Since the launch of the first Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game in the Arabic language in September 2007, the supply of Arabic online games increased to reach 152 MMO and social games available in Arabic by March 2014. Of these, 117 games are MMO games, and 35 are social games available on Facebook in Arabic.

A new report, “Online Games in the Arab World 2014” was released to Arab Advisors Group’s Media Strategic Research Service subscribers on April 2014. The report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 2,250. The 51-page report, which has 51 detailed exhibits, provides insights on the major services and trends across all types of online games popular in the Arab World: Casual games, Social games, and MMO games. The report also profiles major regional and international online games companies targeting the Arab World, and sheds light on major developments in this segment. The report further investigates the various factors affecting the online games ecosystem in the Arab World such as payment channels, and regional telecom infrastructure.

Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report’s Table of Contents.

Any investment in this report will count towards an annual Strategic Research Service subscription should the service be acquired within three months from purchasing the report.

“Regional developers dominated the social game scene, 48% of the Facebook games published in Arabic were developed by regional developers. As for MMO games, 60% of BBMMO games and 79% of CBMMO games were developed by European and Asian developers, respectively.” Mr. Mohamad Yassin, Arab Advisors Research Analyst and the report’s author said.

“Merchants payout ranged between 60-97% of total transaction amount when using prepaid online cards such as OneCard and CashU. As for mobile payment aggregators, merchants payout ranged between 10-57%” Mr. Yassin added.

The Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has already produced over 3,900 reports on the Arab World’s communications, media and financial markets.

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