Army of Dreamers

#1
Does anyone know what the numbers are like for our hobby? I am curious about...

...how many gamers exist in the world
...what percentage of the population are gamers in various places
...how 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.


HJ
 

Mytholder

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#2
http://http://www.rpg.net/news+reviews/wotcdemo.html

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
people)
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%
GURPS: 3%
 
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