Report – Games account for 10% of online use in US

Tuesday, 3rd August 2010 21:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


A new report issued by Nielsen shows Americans spend 10 percent of their time online playing games.

According to the report, online gaming made up 10.2 percent of time spent on the Internet in 2010, which was up 10 percent over 2009.

Compared to last year, online games “overtook personal email to become the second most heavily used activity behind social networks” which accounted for 22.7 percent.

Converted to millions of hours, monthly time spent on gaming came in at 407 million hours.

Funnily enough, the sector users spent the most time in – 34.3 percent – was in the “other category”.

Call it “other” all you like, Nielsen. We all know what it is: Mommy and Daddy pictures.

Thanks, GP.



  1. CaptPierce

    And by “Mommy and Daddy”, I am going to be a naive moron and guess porn, right?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Redh3lix

    That pic of a VG247 staff member I presume…. Stephany? raawr!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    is that nick frost????

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Tallon 4

    Pregnant and fixing the PC. Nice job!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    wait thats a women

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    OK. Pic changed to something more palatable. :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    @5 NO. It was a very large man is all.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Grimrita

    haha love it

    #8 4 years ago
  9. LOLshock94

    awwwwwwwwwwwww please put nick frost back on old people arnt as funny as they were

    #9 4 years ago
  10. revsoul

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for changing the pic.

    The first one was….. disturbing.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. LOLshock94

    3 men 1 hammer now thats disturbing

    #11 4 years ago
  12. DaMan

    ‘other’ is way too low on that list, it must be like 70% really.

    #12 4 years ago

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