Number of German video gamers per platform in 2011 and 2012

Number of gamers in Germany in 2011 and 2012, by platform (in millions)

Number of German video gamers per platform in 2011 and 2012 This statistic depicts the number of German gamers per platform in 2011 and 2012. Console games were used by 22.4 million German gamers in 2012, down from 25 million in 2011.
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Number of gamers in Germany in 2011 and 2012, by platform (in millions)

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20112012
PC/Mac boxed2624.7
Casual websites2624.1
Console games2522.4
Mobile devices2223.5
PC/Mac download2015.9
Social networks1717.4
MMO games1312.9
20112012
PC/Mac boxed2624.7
Casual websites2624.1
Console games2522.4
Mobile devices2223.5
PC/Mac download2015.9
Social networks1717.4
MMO games1312.9
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This statistic depicts the number of German gamers per platform in 2011 and 2012. Console games were used by 22.4 million German gamers in 2012, down from 25 million in 2011.
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Release date
October 2012
Region
Germany
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).
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