"A report issued today by stat-tracking firm The NPD Group claims that 72% of United States residents played some sort of video game across 2007, representing an 8% jump from 2006.
Along with console and PC efforts, NPD's classification of video games includes mobile phone releases as well.
According to the firm, 40% of United States residents played an online game in 2007, with that figure expected to rise 2% in 2008. A whopping 90% of those who played online in 2007 reported using a PC to do so, with NPD describing the PC as "the driving force in online gaming."
Only 19% of online players stated that they played online with a console, with the Xbox 360 accounting for half of that figure. Interestingly, Xbox 360 owners were reported to spend the most time gaming online per week, respectively followed by PC and PS3 gamers."