28 percent rise in Online Gaming Audience in Japan

By A Bisht

Online gaming is the present craze in Japan. Over the past one year the gamer population in the country has grown 28 percent over the previous year.

Number of online gamers in Jul 2009_________16.5 million
Number of online gamers in Jul 2008_________12.9 million

Growth over the previous year_______28 percent

Now about one fourth of Japan’s online population plays online games.

Online gaming also sees the second highest levels of engagement on the web, with users averaging more than an hour (76 mins) on gaming sites in Jul 09. In addition,they frequented them an average of eight times in Jul 09.

Inference:  Japanese online population 66 million. --------