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comScore: Games Media UK Results, Q3 2011

A complete run-down of the top consumer and trade games media by UK traffic

comScore has released traffic data for calendar Q3 2011 (July - September) and has compiled a list of the top 20 gaming media websites as defined by UK traffic numbers.

The list below is ordered by Total Unique Visitors, and features specialist sites that primarily offer videogames editorial such as news, reviews or other features.

This table does not indicate absolute rank, but is a comparative list of specific games media outlets. Sites excluded from this listing include content aggregation websites, advertising networks, digital distribution websites, file download sites, official publisher websites, free games sites and cheats sites. A full games site ranking, which would also include all of the above along with videogame editorial sites, is available to purchase from comScore.

Please note that comScore has two methods of measuring traffic to websites. The results for those websites listed as "panel" are derived from comScore's continuously measured consumer panel (sampling), whereas the traffic for websites marked as "unified" is derived from comScore's Unified Digital Measurement, which blends census-level collected data (from javascript embedded in the website by the publisher) with the comScore panel.

At the request of comScore, will now publish the comScore results on a quarterly basis, with the next article to be published in January 2011 for the calendar Q4 period. Check out the comScore games media UK Q2 2011 results for additional context.

The following table is a list of consumer gaming sites for the period July-September 2011:

Media Methodology Av. UK Monthly Unique Visitors Av. UK Monthly Visits Av. UK Visits per Visitor
IGN.COM Unified 2.01 million 7.98 million 4.0
GAMESPOT.CO.UK Unified 1.60 million 5.31 million 3.3
EUROGAMER.NET Unified 466k 2.52 million 5.4
GAMETRAILERS.COM Unified 451k 2.20 million 4.9
KOTAKU.COM Unified 399k 1.84 million 4.6
JOYSTIQ.COM Unified 399k 1.43 million 2.6
GAMESRADAR.COM Unified 374k 944k 2.5
GAMEFRONT.COM Unified 311k 649k 2.1
ESCAPISTMAGAZINE.COM Unified 303k 1.54 million 5.1
PCGAMER.COM Unified 282k 649k 2.3
COMPUTERANDVIDEOGAMES.COM Unified 282k 1.39 million 5.0
1UP.COM Unified 273k 638k 2.3
XBOX360ACHIEVEMENTS.ORG Unified 270k 1.39 million 5.2
N4G.COM Unified 247k 1.10 million 4.5
UGO.COM Unified 215k 391k 1.8
DESTRUCTOID.COM Unified 183k 487k 2.7
GAMESPY.COM Unified 178k 381k 2.1
G4TV.COM Unified 177k 308k 1.7
VIDEOGAMESBLOGGER.COM Partially Unified 175k 301k 1.7
GIANTBOMB.COM Panel 133k 237k 1.8

The following table is a list of industry-focused gaming sites for the period July-September 2011:

Media Methodology Av. Monthly Unique Visitors Av. Monthly Visits Av. Visits per Visitor
MCVUK.COM Unified 71k 200k 2.8
GAMASUTRA.COM Unified 25k 30k 1.2
GAMESINDUSTRY.BIZ* Unified 13k 83k 6.3
DEVELOP-ONLINE.NET Unified 5k 6k 1.2

* Content is available to registered users only.

All data is (c) comScore Media Metrix 2011, and is reproduced with permission. For more information on using comScore or to purchase access to the monthly data please contact Colin Burrows.

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