Significant Growth in Online Gaming in 2009 [NPD]

NPD Group released its report Online Gaming 2009, which shows significant growth in online gaming.  According to the report:

  • Online activites for consoles and portables increase from 19% in 2008 to 25% in 2009. PCs showed a slight decline, but is still the dominant online gaming platform.
  • Xbox 360 is the leader with 50%, with Nintendo Wii increasing from 18% in 2008 to 29% in 2009.
  • Xbox 360 and PS3 owners download more content than owners of other systems, although downloading has slowed compared to 2009.