Even though there's still a sizable single player offline market for PC games, online gaming continues to gain popularity, at least according to a new study published today by the NPD Group. Their study indicates that the number of hours people spent playing games online have increased by 10 percent compared to 2009.
In addition 20 percent of all games purchased by online gamers were via digital download compared to 19 percent in 2009 and 18 percent in 2008. The PC is still the leading platform for online gaming with 85 percent of people surveyed saying they use their PC for online gaming. This compares to the Xbox 360 console where just 48 percent of gamers use it for online gaming.