May 5, 2013
Online games are booming: now around 72% of gamers are playing via the Internet, according to the research firm NPD. Last year around 67% of U.S. gamers played online.
The number of U.S. gamers who use a PC for online gaming declined by 4 percentage points over the past year, to 68 percent. That’s still enough to make the PC the most popular platform for online gaming but mobile is catching up quickly. The number of respondents who said they use mobile devices for online gaming rose 12 percentage points over the same time period, to 56 percent.
The online survey was conducted in February and March, completed by more than 8,800 people who belong to NPD’s online panel.