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02.20.2013 , 01:58 PM | #138
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
The combined total of all subscribers of all MMO's in the Western world is miniscule. It's less, much less, than 1% of the population.
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
The combined total of all subscribers of all MMO's in the Western world is miniscule. It's less, much less, than 1% of the population.
Speaking just of the U.S.:

There's an article from 2009 stating that 46 million people in the US play MMOs. Another article from 2011 puts this number at 39 million active U.S. MMO players.

It's currently estimated that there are 315 million people in the U.S. as of 2012. That's somewhere around 8-9% of people in the U.S. playing some form of MMO (F2P or otherwise). That's pretty impressive considering when you account for demographics and other limiations (gotta have internet, computers are not in every household, etc....). I expect that this percentage will grow over time now that mobile gaming has introduced millions of people to the concept of gaming with others online....and companies are following suit: just take a gander at Bungie's Destiny project...