Google PAC-MAN Cost Users 4.82 million hours and $120 Million
By on May 24th, 2010

Over the past few weeks, you might have been greeted with the Google PAC-MAN game whenever you visited Google.com. The game was cute, enticing and annoying at its best, however, according to some reports from the RescueTime blog, over the span of 48 hours users spent a total of 4.82 million hours playing the game, which cost us $120 million+ in total.

Google PAC-MAN Doodle

According to the study done by RescueTime, an average user usually spends 4 and a half minutes on Google with 22 page views on an average with each page view timed to 11 seconds. However, according to the data they have the average user spent 36 seconds more on last Friday, the day the Google PAC-MAN game went live.

Some of the intriguing stats from their study includes the following:

  • Google Pac-Man consumed 4,819,352 hours of time (beyond the 33.6m daily man hours of attention that Google Search gets in a given day)
  • $120,483,800 is the dollar tally, If the average Google user has a COST of $25/hr (note that cost is 1.3 2.0 X pay rate).
  • For that same cost, you could hire all 19,835 google employees, from Larry and Sergey down to their janitors, and get 6 weeks of their time. Imagine what you could build with that army of man power.
  • $298,803,988 is the dollar tally if all of the Pac-Man players had an approximate cost of the average Google employee.

So how long did you spend playing PAC-MAN on Google? Oh and by the way you can continue playing the Google PAC-MAN game at its new home.

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