Time spent playing video games in the United Kingdom (UK) 2011-2012, by platform

This statistic displays the distribution of time spent gaming in the United Kingdom in 2011 and 2012, by platform. Console gaming accounted for a greater share of gaming time in 2012 than in 2011. Mobile gaming accounted for 17 percent of time spent gaming.

Distribution of time spent on video games in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2011 and 2012, by platform

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Release date

December 2012


United Kingdom

Survey time period

June 2011 and 2012*

Supplementary notes

* The source published 2011 figures in an earlier version of the UK country report.
- Casual 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).

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