U.S. Gaming Population Rises 241%

U.S. Gaming Population Rises 241%:

A new study, Trends in Digital Gaming: Free-to-Play, Social and Mobile Games from Parks Associates says that the number of gamers (game players) in the United States has gone up 241% since 2008.  The study says that 135 million people play at least one hour per month as compared to 56 million in 2008.  Smartphone gamers have increased a lot as well, going up to 17% from7%.

Most players are on free to play (F2P) games on either their PC or through Facebook.  The industry is seeing a clear shift away ...