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U.S. Gamers Spent $3.8bil on MMOs in '09

Posted Mar 11, 2010 by Michael Bitton

U.S. Gamers Spent $3.8bil on MMOs in '09

Gamasutra is reporting on a study that has found that American gamers have spent 3.8 billion dollars on MMOs in 2009. Wow!

Image Credit: Gamasutra

The charts provided in the article break down the spending figures from six different countries, including: the US, Germany, Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The highest spending nation behind the US is Britain at 270 million, which definitely puts things into perspective!

The figures were further broken down into categories of spending. So where did your 3.8 billion go? 47% went to monthly subscriptions, 15% to annual subscriptions, 19% to virtual currency, 8% on direct microtransactions, and 11% on the boxed game or client downloads.

Some other interesting revelations: The Brits spend the most (of their total) on direct microtransactions at 19%, Belgians spent the most on annual subscriptions (20%), and the French really love their virtual currency (31%).

Of course, we still spent more total on all of the above. But it is definitely illuminating information with regards to the tendencies of gamers in different countries.

View the original article here.

[Thanks EricDanie for the tip!]

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Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB

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