2010 was the best year for Habbo Hotel and I thought this would be one news regarding Habbo Hotel for quite some time to come. But success is not stationary and it continues to move ahead. The world’s largest teen virtual community and social game, Habbo registered its 200 millionth user just with the start of January. Quite a news since its tenth anniversary.
Habbo Hotel was founded back in 2000 with the first community launched in Finland. It has expanded to across 150 countries and hit 100 million users in 2008. The growth has substantially increased since then with the next 100 million users being added in just 2 years. Here’s a breakup of Habbo Hotel’s recent successes:
- 42.5 million out of them in 2010 alone.
- Habbo Hotel’s annual user revenue grew by 25% compared to 2009.
- An average Habbo player is between 13-24 years old
- Plays the game for 2h/week with some most active users registering over 10h/day usage. On average the users spend over 22€ on virtual items throughout the year.
Timo Soininen, CEO of Sulake, the parent company of Habbo Hotel stated:
It’s been a wonderful journey to see Habbo Hotel grow during the past 10 years from a small Finland-based virtual community to a service reaching millions of users every month worldwide. Celebrating 200 million registrations is truly a milestone for us.
With such advancement recently, the team has more to look forward to and work upon creating new features. The best way to go about this would be to make these updates more user centric, as in what users demand to see on the platform. Lets see what improvements Habbo Hotel introduces over time .