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Research and Markets: Global Virtual Currency Market to 2018 - DeNA Co., Ltd., Facebook Inc., Gree Inc., and Zynga Inc Dominate the Lucrative Space

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/csrgdc/global_virtual) has announced the addition of the "Global Virtual Currency Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.

Gamification involves the use of gaming mechanics and principles in the field of learning. There is an increased interest from the Corporate sectors in adopting games in the learning process. These provide learners with interactive media, animated videos, competition among colleagues, and, most importantly, learning scenarios. Gamification helps users improve their problem solving and negotiation skills, analytical skills, strategic thinking, attention, cognition, teamwork, and creativity. Also, games increase learner engagement and readers apply these acquired skills in their job instantly.

Further, this trend is responsible for maintaining the attrition level in companies since it engages the employees and makes learning more interesting. This has led to an increase in the purchase of virtual currency among corporates that are using it to upgrade levels and purchase other add-ons. Some of the popular games include Math Blaster, Candy Crush Saga, FarmVille, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Oregon Trail, Jeopardy, and many more. The Gamification market was valued at US$0.55 billion and is expected to reach US$4.35 billion by 2018. Thus, the increasing adoption of gamification is a new trend that is expected to have a positive impact on the market during the forecast period.

According to the report, one of the major drivers in this market is the increasing usage of social media and online games. This is mainly due to the rise in smartphone and tablet users across the world and a wide variety of online game offerings in recent years.

Key vendors dominating this space are:

  • DeNA Co., Ltd.
  • Facebook Inc.
  • Gree Inc.
  • Zynga Inc.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/csrgdc/global_virtual

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