Nexon takes a look at the sort of gamers who'll be playing its MMOs like MapleStory this summer.
Is there a single recent invention that has so flawlessly integrated itself into our lives as the smartphone has? Let me put forward my nomination: the MMO. Everybody is playing 'em these days - and Nexon America have chosen to share a few tidbits of their latest player stats with us.
In a survey conducted with an undisclosed amount of users, 75% of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 said they were planning to play an online game this summer. It's never a bad time to pick up a new MMO, in my opinion, and it seems young people especially will be making use of their vacation time to do so.
Meanwhile, the idea of a gender imbalance in gamers continues to seem even more ridiculous, with a full 40% of those surveyed being women.
Nexon believes that its eight-year-old free-to-play MMORPG MapleStory will continue to draw in players, especially following its recent inclusion of the casual Monster Life mini-game.
Personally, I'm holding out for when Rift goes free-to-play. What will you be playing these holidays?