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Why You're Unlikely to See FarmVille on Xbox Live

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Zynga explains why its games wouldn't work as well on Xbox Live as they do on Facebook. Angry Birds was a massive success on iOS, so Rovio is doing what it can to get the game on as many platforms as possible. Zynga's line of social networking games, like FarmVille and CityVille, dominate Facebook, so one might expect those games to start showing up on more platforms. But there's a key difference about what makes those games work and why that makes it unlikely that they'll be showing up on Xbox Live or PlayStation Network anytime soon. Microsoft announced earlier this year that Xbox Live has surpassed 30 million members. Facebook, on the other hand, claims that it has more than 500 million active users. Even if all 30 million Xbox Live users were Gold subscribers, that's still only 6% of the potential user base on Facebook. And the magic in Zynga's games is getting friends and family to see what it is you've been doing in them. "We're after a lot of demographic," Zynga chief game designer Brian Reynolds explained to IndustryGamers.

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