Online gaming sees massive growth: infographic

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In these times of recession, online gaming is a boom industry, as witnessed by Zynga’s IPO today.

The deal values Zynga, the maker of FarmVille and CityVille, at $9bn and is the largest US internet IPO since Google raised $1.9bn in 2004. And new data from gaming firm Pando Networks gives further evidence of the continued growth of free-to-play games.

While the data only reflects Pando’s figures, it gives an insight into the growth of gaming worldwide since 2009.

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