According to a new report from research firm NewZoo (via MCV), gamers are heading more towards the pre-pay route and giving up on using credit cards.
Newzoo has found that 36% or 14 million of 39 million active MMO gamers in the US play games that have a SciFi or Space theme, while in European and emerging markets, SciFi is less popular with 27% (9.5 million) and 26% (11.5 million) of all MMO gamers playing the genre.
Market analysis firm NewZoo has issued a report stating that US users spent 24% more on free-to-play MMO in 2011 compared to 2010. The firm predicts $1.2 billion will be spent on the games this year.
A March 2011 study conducted by Distimo and Newzoo, surveyed iOS users living in the US and six countries in Europe, and found that 63 million iOS users are downloading 5 million games on a daily basis.
Newzoo has concluded that approximately 30 percent of folks don’t pay to play games.