$2 Billion: What Facebook Paid Game Developers In 2012March 27, 2013 1:14 pm
That number is a 30 percent increase over 2011 – we spotted this stat today, that Facebook paid out a total of some 2 billion dollars in 2012. Facebook also announced that there are 250 million gamers on Facebook now (Source)
Here is another stat to help us digest the scale: more than 100 developers generated more than $1 million from Facebook in 2012. And Facebook is big on mobile as well: 263 million clicks to Apple’s App Store and Google Play came from Facebook mobile.
But the big number there is the total amount paid to developers. A $2 billion revenue stream for game developers (that was virtually non-existent five years back), is huge.