Army of Dreamers

Does anyone know what the numbers are like for our hobby? I am curious about... many gamers exist in the world
...what percentage of the population are gamers in various places many copies have been sold of the major games like AD&D, GURPS, and Vampire

This is just for the sake of curiousity. I poked around the net, but dinnae find anything.



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That's a link to the results of a survey WotC did a few years ago, and it's the best publically available data I'm aware of. A few choice quotes:
The study provides the following information about the basic demographics of
the tabletop RPG marketplace:

Size: 6% play or have played TRPGs (~ 5.5 million
3% play monthly (~ 2.25 million people)
Getting back to the people still playing the games, when asked what games
TRPG players play monthly, the answers (multiple choices allowed) were:

D&D: 66%
Vampire: The Masquerade: 25%
Star Wars: 21%
Palladium: 16%
Werewolf: The Apocalypse: 15%
Shadowrun: 15%
Star Trek: 12%
Call of Cthulu: 8%
Legend of the Five Rings: 8%
Deadlands: 5%
Alternity: 4%
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