Opera Limited, one of the major browser developers in the world, announced that Opera GX has exceeded eight million active monthly users. This number signifies a 250% year-over-year growth from February to now.
“These results are encouraging: Opera GX continues to grow rapidly as more and more gamers are discovering Opera GX,” said Krystain Kolandra, the Executive Vice President of Gaming & PC Browsers. “We are focused on continuing this rapid growth through an aggressive product roadmap across Opera GX and Opera Gaming. This includes continuing to add more gaming features and functionality to Opera GX and building out our YoYo Games Gamemaker Studios 2D gaming platform. We are really excited about the potential for our gaming efforts to drive significant growth for Opera for a long-time to come.”
Opera GX was launched in June of 2019 with the goal of providing gamers with a better browsing experience. Earlier this year, the company founded its Opera Gaming division to unite the company’s innovative efforts across gaming platforms.
Opera is a multi-platform web browser developed by Opera Software in 1995. The company now serves over 350 million global users.
The Profit‘s Take:
There is a clear industry trend around creating new technology products or adapting existing products for the gamer audience. This is an important inflection point for the industry when the gamer audience is now seen as valuable enough to justify making specific products for it. Opera’s gamer browser is a clever example of this, and it has clearly found a sizeable audience. Expect to see a lot more of this going forward.