Videogaming Bucks Recession Trends

The recession has affected the videogaming industry in some unexpected ways, with consumers buying more games and spending more time playing them, according to a new survey of 2,400 gamers by Nielsen.

The number of games purchased and the time spent playing them have been on the rise in the first half of 2009, with 42 percent of gamers saying they’ve increased their playing time. And 35 percent say they’re spending more money on gaming this year, while 39 percent say that they’ll spend about the same amount.

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