Online gaming subscriptions generated $2 bln in 2005

Worldwide online game subscription revenue grew 43% to $2 bln in 2005, according to DFC Intelligence. Online subscriptions remain a fraction of the estimated $29 bln in overall video game sales in 2005, but DFC Intelligence expects the segment will reach $6.8 bln in sales by 2011. DFC forecasts that console-based online games will become a bigger driver, accounting for 29% of worldwide online subscription revenue.