Internet trends: marketing research & predictions

1 out of 4 online users are online game players: facts you should know

July 29th, 2007 by


According to comScore recent report the online gaming community has reached 217 million people world wide.

  • Online gaming sites enjoy a year-on-year growth of 17%. 
  • The average online gamer visits a gaming site 9 times a month.
  • Yahoo! Games is the market leader, attracting 53 million unique visitors.
    MSN Games in second place reaching 40 millions unique visitors.
  • Yahoo! Games dominates North America and Asia-Pacific continents.
    MSN dominates Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.
  • Desired content: strategy, trivia, arcade, and board games, with puzzle and card games proving to be the most popular choices for gamers. 

More data on this topic:
Nielsen report: online gaming more popular among women   gaming.PNG

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4 Responses

  1. div Says:

    I m really game freak.One of my friend told me about the site which got lots of arcade games .It brought back beyond memories.I really enjoyed specially playing action arcade games , so i thought to share it .I know gamelovers will love it .

  2. oren zuckerman Says:

    Luis von Ahn is a pioneer of a new type of games, based on what’s called “human computation”. These are online games in which people perform a useful task while playing a game, for example indexing images.
    His research is amazing:

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  4. jim Says:

    I don’t see how this could be at all correct. Tencent (China) and Hangame (Korea) aren’t even on the list. Surely they beat out Zylom and WildTangent.

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