FarmVille Players Outnumber Real Farmers 80 To 1

FarmVille players outnumber real farmers by a ratio of 80 to one, and one out of every five people in the U.S. plays the game.

That comes from a Single Grain infographic showing both the pros and cons of social gaming — although not all of it is one extreme or the other, like the fact that 68.7 million Americans will be playing social games by 2012.

Other noteworthy data points include the fact that 78 percent of women earn virtual currency from promotions, but females account for 55 percent of the overall social gaming market.

Readers, take a look at the infographic below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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