According to Neilsen/NetRatings.com use of the Internet for gambling and other games has doubled in the last twelve months in Europe. Nearly 6,000,000 Internet surfers visited one game site or another last month, up from 2,800,000 in January 2002. I-gaming is most popular in France and Germany, with the Netherlands not far behind. In the UK, where the required or popular broadband Internet connection is not yet as available as it should be, use is 1.1 million people gaming online, although the UK is Europe's second largest Internet market, after Germany. However, the situation in the UK can only improve. Current sales of gaming consoles remain strong and broadband is coming more and more into use.