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Increasing Game Time Online

Jim Liebelt | Senior Editor of Publications for HomeWord | Thursday, March 18, 2010

Increasing Game Time Online

The popularity of social network games notwithstanding, the proportion of video game users playing online has remained fairly constant, according to research from The NPD Group.

Slightly more than one-half of all gamers play on the Web, but the time they spend doing so has gone up in the past year by 10%.

"While the percentage of the population that reports playing games has declined slightly, this study details other metrics which point to both stability and growth in both online and offline gaming," said Anita Frazier, industry analyst at The NPD Group, in a statement.

Source: eMarketer