Poll shows Japanese online gaming habits

More than one in three surveyed say they've tried playing online, but few are willing to pay for the experience.

Japan's largest online survey provider, Goo Research, today released the results of its Third Broadband Content Usage Survey. The survey was conducted in collaboration with Mitsubishi Research Institute and NTT Resonant Inc., and polled individuals regarding their online gaming habits.

Of the more than 40,000 responses factored into the results, 37.9 percent said they had tried online games, with each player participating in two games on average. Furthermore, 23.7 percent said they played every day, while over half played once a week or more. Dormant users, who once played but haven't done so recently, accounted for 23.3 percent of respondents.

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