Online Gaming Playtime is Growing Despite Less Players

Thu, Mar 4, 2010

Industry, Social

10%! Yes, you as gamers, have been playing 10% more online gaming and what’s staggering about the statistic is that there are less of you. The number of hours officially increased from 7.3 hours to 8 hours per week.

The percentage in which the number of players decreased fell from 56% in 2008 to 54% in 2010. What this means is that the people that are still playing are playing much more than they did in 2008. Also, the number of games purchased digitally increased from 18% to 20% in 2010 in the same time period.

These statistics are a nice surprise as I would have expected online gaming to decrease right along side the number of players. Usually they would go hand in hand but I suppose it just didn’t happen this time.

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