CVG posts record audience growth

Over 2m gamers visited Future’s last month, a year-on-year rise of 68 per cent.

Future said 2,265,823 people visited the consumer website last month, while UK unique users rose 26 per cent to 639,424.

The results take in the entire CVG network, which also includes the Official Xbox Magazine and Official Nintendo Magazine websites.

The readership increase comes after a change in editorial focus for CVG. The site now concentrates on breaking news, with the number of stories posted on the CVG website increasing by 37 per cent for Q1 2010.

Breaking down the numbers more specifically for MCV, editor Tim Ingham confirmed that was read by 1,926,533 unique users in March. ONM Online hit 251,128 and OXM Online reached 163,457.

Cumatively, that means we reached 2,341,118 unique users in the month, but we don’t ‘duplicate’ – i.e. count users who have visited CVG and one of our two sister sites, as we feel it unfairly inflates our true popularity,” Ingham told MCV.

That overspill in March was 75,295, so that number is subtracted in our final figure 2,265,823.”

Meanwhile, Future’s Mike Jackson becomes CVG’s US news editor as he moves abroad.

I’m delighted that gamers love CVG’s return to its core competencies,” Ingham added. As one of the original games media powerhouses, we want to re-establish CVG as the number one destination for consumer games news.

And to see such a massive rise in visitors and user comment proves that our editorial refocus is beginning to pay off.”

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