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Eurogamer breaks records again

Eurogamer Network, publisher of <i>GamesIndustry.biz</i> and consumer site <a type="int" href="http://www.eurogamer.net">Eurogamer.net</a>, has released the latest official audit figures from ABCE - revealing another huge increase in readership.

Eurogamer Network, publisher of GamesIndustry.biz and consumer site Eurogamer.net, has released the latest official audit figures from ABCE - revealing another huge increase in readership.

During November 2006, more than 1.31 million unique users visited Eurogamer.net - a year-on-year increase of 35 per cent. Page impressions were also up by 68 per cent, reaching just under 11.4 million. The figures are also higher than for Eurogamer's May audit, when numbers were boosted by the site's E3 coverage, and stood at nearly 1.24 million unique users and 9.9 million page views.

That means Eurogamer has more than double the readership of CVG.com, its nearest competitor for the UK core gaming audience. According to Future's HBX figures (Eurogamer is still the only ABCE-audited gaming site in the UK), CVG registered just over 657,000 visitors and 3.6 million page impressions during the month of October.

"I am thrilled with these latest results and the continued growth we've seen since we started regular auditing in 2005," said Eurogamer MD Rupert Loman.

"Eurogamer.net is now the undisputed leading site for core gamers in the UK."

Eurogamer editor Kristan Reed added, "2006 was a fantastic year, not only for Eurogamer, but for videogames as a whole.

"With more UK videogame sites to compete against than ever before, we knew we had to raise our game significantly to stay one step ahead - and these latest ABCE results prove that our massive growth was no fluke."

Based in Brighton, Eurogamer Network was founded by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman. Along with Eurogamer.net and GamesIndustry.biz, the company publishes sites including Eurogamer.tv and MobileIndustry.biz. German language site Eurogamer.de was launched in August 2006, and the company plans to launch further local editions across Europe in the coming months.

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