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Online games industry to be worth billions: In-Stat/MDR

News | 03/21/2003 5:00 am EST
In-Stat/MDR finds that the online games industry is just beginning to take off. It notes that even if a moderate number of gamers, or 10% of the game consoles, play for short periods of time such as five hours a week, they would consume more than 5% of all the American backbone traffic by the end of 2003. Further, roughly 9% of the traffic sent back and forth over the U.S. backbone in 2002 was due to online gaming.

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