A Magical Success Story: US Launch of Wizard101 Hits 20 Million Registered Users Unique Visitors to Wizard101.com Grow 196% Year-Over-Year
PLANO, Texas, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KingsIsle Entertainment's popular online game Wizard101 will reach 20 million registered users this week. The total does not include registrations for the game's localized European editions, which are now available in the UK and Germany.
"More than two years after launch Wizard101 continues to grow at a rapid rate," said Elie Akilian, chairman and CEO of KingsIsle Entertainment. "Millions of Wizards have explored the secrets of the Spiral and thousands of families have been brought closer together by playing Wizard101."
As evidence of the game's growing popularity, the number of unique visitors to Wizard101.com continues to increase every month. Third-party reporting services such as compete.com and comScore highlight the site's continued growth, specifically:
- According to internal reporting tools, the number of unique visitors to Wizard101.com increased approximately 196% from June of 2010 to June of 2011.
- As of June 2011, Web analytics firm comScore.com ranked Wizard101.com among the top 180 Websites in the United States (as measured by unique visitors).
- In June 2011, approximately 12 million unique visitors viewed the site over a 30-day period.
"While it's exciting to reach 20 million registrations, we consider the growth of monthly unique visitors to Wizard101.com, now at nearly 12 million, to be the more meaningful measure of success," said Fred Howard, vice president of Marketing at KingsIsle Entertainment. "Our current level of traffic suggests that Wizard101 has become one of the world's most popular online destinations for kids and families."
About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.
KingsIsle Entertainment is a developer and publisher that specializes in creating high-quality massively multiplayer online games which provide entertainment for the entire family. Wizard101, KingsIsle's flagship property, received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Seal of Approval in 2009 and has been recognized by the National Parenting Publications Awards. Wizard101 was named Best MMO of 2010 by Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine, Best Family MMO of the Decade by Massively.com and the #1 Best Family Game of 2009 by MMORPG.com. The company's experienced and creative team is raising the bar in online entertainment by offering products with rich storylines, friendly navigation, top-quality art and fully-voiced characters. KingsIsle is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a development studio in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit www.kingsisle.com.
KingsIsle and Wizard101 are trademarks or registered trademarks of KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.
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