In a recent study by Frank N. Magid Associates, the online social gaming network growth has slowed down considerable. The survey states that only 38% of social network users regularly play games anymore and that the primary demographic, females players between 13-44, has dropped over 10% from last year.
On the upside, while young women aren’t filling the market anymore, the older players of both men and women over the age of 45 has increased between 9%-15%. The market for downloadable games has also increased, with more than two-thirds of Xbox 360 and Playstation gamers going online several times a week. A third of that time isn’t even spent on playing their games.
It’s should also come as no surprise that more than half of the players of Xbox and PS3 also reported wanting access to their gaming networks available through their phones.