If you haven't heard of Habbo Hotel
, you might just be in the minority. Sulake
, the Finnish maker of the teen-focused virtual community and social game, has just announced that the title has surpassed 200 million registrations as of January 2011. If you're curious, one registration equals one character in the long-running virtual world, but the total number of unique registered users is unclear.
celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, and since its founding in 2000, it has expanded to more than 150 countries across the globe. The year 2010 represented the virtual world's most successful to date, with 42 million new registrations and over 400 million play hours logged. "The fast, continuous development of
Habbo Hotel has enabled us to make quick changes and create new features according to our users' needs
," said Sulake
CEO Timo Soininen
via press release.