Recent Study says that Social Network Gaming Growth is Slowing Down

on May 14, 2012 8:00 PM

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.

 /  Assistant Community Manager
A gamer from the Midwest, Megan has loved video games since feeling the rush of beating a final boss for the first time. When not writing for Dualshockers, she can be found thinking up crazy amounts of fanfiction or buried in any random MMORPG. Her favorite games include Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Phantasy Star, Star Ocean, Guilty Gear, and almost anything out of the ‘Tales’ series.