|Report: UK free-to-play market worth £216m|
|Posted: 01.11.2012 14:02 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
Research firm SuperData claims in a report that the UK will generate £216 million this year in revenue from virtual goods. These are micro-transaction from the likes of FarmVille and League of Legends.
£812 million has already been pulled in by retail sales in the most arduous year yet for the sector, and it's a figure expected to dramatically rise in the next 8 weeks. UK F2P worth £266.1m by 2015.
That would see a rise of 22.9 percent over three years in the British free-to-play market, says SuperData, although this is a much slower growth rate than the rest of the world.
By 2015 the global F2P market will have risen from today's £9.3 billion to £14.23 billion - an increase of 53.5 percent. The firm also revealed the average social spending of UK gamers in August was £11.25p for social games and £11.64p for free-to-play MMOs. It's likely Guild Wars 2 was the cause behind September's rise to £12.15p.
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