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Zynga Missed The Pivot To Mobile, So Can A Veteran Console Exec Revive It?

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http://techcrunch.com – Although shares jumped by 10.4 percent today on news that Microsoft’s Don Mattrick is taking over Zynga as CEO, the most important audience the company needs to address for a real, long-term turnaround is not investors. It’s the game developer community. Because here are the new economics of hit mobile games: Finland’s Supercell: 100 people. $179 million in revenue in the first quarter, with $104 million in profit. Japan’s Gung-Ho: 20 employees servicing the hit game Puzzle & Dragons. That game alone had an estimated $113 million in revenue in April. Those figures a (IT news)