2/3 of Gamers Pay to Play Games

Wait a second now. Before you go off screaming this is a piracy study, you will be happy to learn you’re only partially correct with that statement. This study encompass the entire gaming market including individuals who play free gaming demos and free flash games online.

But Newzoo claims that its 30 per cent figure covers the entire gaming market, with punters both playing Flash games online for free as well as restricting their console gaming to free demos that can be downloaded straight to their machines.

The thousands of ‘Lite’ (free) games on the App Store also have great appeal for iPod and iPhone owners.

The firm claims that the boom in free gaming begun around the time of the global recession but is showing no sign of letting up as financial stability slowly returns.

Source: mcvuk.com