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BBC Says West MMO Market Tops $1 Bln

Posted Mar 21, 2007 by

BBC Says West MMO Market Tops $1 Bln

BBC reports that the West market for MMOGs is now worth more than $1 Billion. I guess we're growing faster than we realize. Read the report below and from the projections it seems like we can expect a lot more players joining us over the next few years.

Millions of people are flocking to inhabit virtual online worlds, says research by analysts Screen Digest.

The market for massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) in the West is now worth more than $1bn (£511m)

Games such as World of Warcraft and worlds like Habbo Hotel are fast becoming "significant platforms" in the converged media world, the report said.

"There's a whole ream of different genres and spaces emerging," said the report author Piers Harding-Rolls.

Revenues from subscriptions to MMOGs will hit $1.5bn by 2011, he said.

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