Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store



NPD: 40 percent of freemium players buy in-game items


The NPD Group's latest report, Insights into the Freemium Games Market, says that 40 percent of gamers that play freemium games have spent money in-game. When you consider that around 38 percent of the U.S. population plays some kind of freemium game, it seems that there's definitely some money to be made out there.

Over 6,400 individuals were polled for this report, which found that females are more likely to play freemium games, but are less likely to spend money in-game than men. A sizable 84 percent of gamers who try freemium titles continue playing, and the majority of players pay within the first month of playing. Only 15 percent of gamers who are aware of this type of game choose not to play them.

I've dropped a bit cash in a freemium games. It felt kind of weird and dirty the first time, but it didn't the next time around. Now, with mobile gaming, freemium is becoming the norm.

Have you made a freemium purchase? Have you made one outside of mobile gaming?

NPD: 40% of freemium players pay for in-game upgrades [Gamasutra]

The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas


Dale NorthFormer Dtoid EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts8200Blogs 50Following30Followers367

I am Destructoid's former Editor-In-Chief. I love corgis. I make music. more


#Freemium #Mobile gaming #NPD Group


Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.

 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!