Changing results for King and Zynga gaming studios

What Zynga does not seem to succeed, game studio King (Digital) does. The company knows how to perpetuate Candy Crush's success and reported good results yesterday. Turnover went to $ 559.2 million in the fourth quarter. King Digital still seems to benefit from his topper Candy Crush. The titles Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga dominated the charts in 2014

What Zynga does not seem to succeed, game studio King (Digital) does. The company knows how to perpetuate Candy Crush's success and reported good results yesterday. Turnover went to $ 559.2 million in the fourth quarter.

King Digital still seems to benefit from his topper Candy Crush. The titles Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga dominated the charts in 2014. Also New Words With Friends is doing well. The most important income stream comes from mobile.

King takes over a game company Z2Live from Seattle for $ 45 million in cash.

On the other hand, it is still not going well with Zynga. The listed company made a loss again in the past quarter: $ 45.13 million, or $ 0.05 per share. Sales grew a meager 9 percent to $ 192.5 million. A successor to FarmVille's success has not come.

Zynga announced yesterday's nabeurs that it will close his studio in China. 71 jobs will disappear. It must yield a saving of $ 7 million.

Zynga started on Facebook once, but the transition to mobile has not really succeeded so far. The share price is under constant pressure and the company appointed a new CEO - the Don Mattrick from Microsoft - to turn the tide.

Positive development is that the number of monthly mobile users grew by 87 percent last year to 108 million. However, only 35 percent of sales come from outside the US.