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NPD finds hours spent on online gaming are up by 10% this year

According to Port Washington, New York-based research firm The NPD Group, the average number of hours spent each week on online gaming in the US has increased by 10% since 2009 and an average of 20% of all games purchased by online gamers were digitally downloaded.
March 3, 2010

According to Port Washington, New York-based research firm The NPD Group, the average number of hours spent each week on online gaming in the US has increased by 10% since 2009 and an average of 20% of all games purchased by online gamers were digitally downloaded.

The average number of hours spent per week on online gaming has risen from 7.3 hours per week in 2009 to 8.0 hours per week in 2010.

According to the report, 71% of online gamers reported that they purchased or received games over the holiday season, which suggest that there was no significant decrease in that number over previous years.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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