Rock, Paper, Shotgun Announces 2.1 Million Readership


Bath, Manchester, Brighton, UK. May 9th, 2012 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun, ( the dedicated PC gaming website, today announced that it saw traffic of 2.15m unique browsers in March 2012.

Verified in an independent audit by ABC - – the site's record traffic confirmed its position as one of the most popular specialist gaming sites.

"This figure validates our long-held belief that there is a huge, dedicated audience for news and original writing about PC gaming," says co-director Jim Rossignol. "We also believe that audience is growing. Increasing interest in the format demonstrates the strength of the PC as a platform, with a growing number of developers and publishers catering to a myriad of gaming tastes."

ABC audited 2,155,355 unique browsers, and 14,493,975 page impressions from the 1st to the 31st of March, 2012, making RPS a go-to site for PC gaming news, features and editorial.

"We have reason to be especially pleased with these numbers," explains co-director John Walker. "They were reached organically, without employing SEO tricks or link baiting. Rather we set out with a mission to try to be incredibly good. It's rewarding and validating to know that big numbers can be reached purely through good content."

Rock, Paper, Shotgun continues to put out the best PC games content every day at

About Rock, Paper, Shotgun

The PC gaming site is now five years old, producing daily original news, features and editorial. With a core staff of Jim Rossignol, Alec Meer, Adam Smith and John Walker, along with a handpicked team of some of the best freelancers in the business, it remains a fiercely independent voice for PC gamers.

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