Daily Active Gamers: Diversity Is The Name Of The Game
The Daily Active User (DAU) is a common engagement metric, often used in gauging companies’ performance and value. In gaming, DAUs vary markedly across mobile, PC, console and social. The differences are seen in penetration rates, demographics, engagement and spending trends. As the silo walls between gaming formats gradually break down, the DAU measure will be increasingly used in a cross-format, cross-platform context. To assign value to the DAU accurately in the always-on world, it is important to remain aware of the nuances daily gamers’ carry on each format.
MIDiA Research has published a report Mapping Daily Active Users Across Platforms. It examines demographics, engagement and spending behaviour of daily active gamers and puts into perspective the real meaning and value of a daily active user across console, pc, mobile and social.
Here is an excerpt from the report:
The Daily Active User Has Different Meanings Across Formats
Distribution By Gaming Engagement And Spend, Daily Mobile, Console And PC Gamers
Assigning value to the DAU segment requires accounting for each format’s individual attributes:
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Other findings include, but are not limited to:X% of consumers play mobile games daily, which represents X% of monthly active mobile gamers.X% of consumers play PC games daily, which represents X% of monthly active PC gamersX% of consumers play console games daily, which represents X% of monthly active console gamersX% of social DAU gamers and X% of mobile DAU gamers are female, compared to X% of PC DAU gamers and X% of DAU console gamers
Title: Mapping Daily Active Gamers Across Platforms: Diversity Is The Name Of The Game
Dataset: MIDiA Research Consumer Survey April 2017, US, UK, Germany, Sweden, Japan, Brazil (n=3500)
Report Assets: PDF, Excel Dataset, PPT slides
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