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S. Korean mobile gamers' daily play time estimated at 46 min: data

All Headlines 10:00 April 11, 2017

SEOUL, April 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean mobile gamers on average play games for 46 minutes per day, data showed Tuesday, spending more time on such applications than instant messengers or video-sharing programs.

According to the data compiled by industry tracker Wiseapp, South Koreans played mobile games 10.2 times a day last month, which translates into an average play time of 4 minutes, 30 seconds per session.

The survey was conducted on around 25,000 users of smartphones that run on the Google's Android platform. Around 80 percent of South Korea's smartphone owners are estimated to use the Android platform.

The figure hovers above 35 minutes spent on instant messengers, such as KakaoTalk, or 25 minutes posted on video apps like YouTube.

An average South Korean mobile gamer played 2.26 titles on a daily basis, the data also showed.

The most popular mobile game here was "Lineage 2: Revolution," followed by "Clash Royale" and "Pokemon Go."

A poster of "Lineage 2: Revolution" launched by South Korea's game developer Netmarble (Yonhap)

colin@yna.co.kr
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