Penetration of gaming in France in 2011 and 2012, by platform
Penetration of gaming in France in 2011 and 2012, by platform
The graph presents data on the penetration of gaming in France in 2011 and 2012, by platform. Social games were played by 30 percent of French gamers in 2012, down from 38 percent in 2011.
Penetration of gaming in France in 2011 and 2012, by platform
20112012
Console games75%75%
Casual websites38%57%
Mobile devices55%56%
Social networks46%48%
PC/Mac boxed55%43%
PC/Mac download38%32%
MMO games38%30%
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Source

Release date

October 2012

Region

France

Survey time period

June 2011 and May 2012

Special properties

gamers with access to internet

Supplementary notes

Figures for 2011 come from an earlier publication.
- Causal websites. This category includes games played on or downloaded from casual game websites including playing premium versions of games, downloaded from such sites (but not social networks such as Facebook).
- Social networks. International and local social networks such as Facebook, Hi5, Orkut.
- Mobile devices. This category includes all mobile (smart) phones, iPod Touch, iPad or tablet (but no handheld consoles).
- MMO games. Massive Multiplayer Online (Role Playing) Games, often referred to as MMOs or MMORPGs (i. e. World of Warcraft, Aion, Seafight, Lord Of The Rings Online) and Virtual Worlds (i. e. Second Life).
- Console games. This category includes Xbox, Xbox360, PlayStation 3, Wii, (3)DS(i), PSP as well as older consoles.
- PC/Mac boxed. This category includes games on a CD or DVD (boxed product) that you install on your PC, laptop or Mac before playing.
- PC/Mac download. This category includes games that you download and install on your PC, laptop or Mac before playing (excluding MMO game downloads and premium "casual" games from casual game websites).

Penetration of gaming in France in 2011 and 2012, by platform
The graph presents data on the penetration of gaming in France in 2011 and 2012, by platform. Social games were played by 30 percent of French gamers in 2012, down from 38 percent in 2011.
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