Study: The world has 1.2 billion gamers and counting

Around the world, more than 1.2 billion people are playing video games, with about 700 million engaged in online gaming, according to a report by Spil Games, which makes mobile and online games for girls. "Gaming is a huge part of people's online activities. It's really mainstream, crossing age and gender boundaries," says Spil's Oscar Diele. Spil also found that women over the age of 35 are a significant demographic for online games, accounting for the majority of players within that age bracket in six countries, including the U.S. and the U.K.

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