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Gaming social network Raptr hits 6 million users

Raptr has also raised an additional $15 million, led by DAG Ventures and Tenaya Capital. It now has $27 million in funding.

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More and more people are sharing their video game progress with others on Raptr, the company touts.

The social platform for gamers said today that it has hit 6 million registered users since its founding in 2007. Each month, it's adding about 750,000 new users. An infographic on Raptr's site claims it has about 5.5 million unique visitors every month and by the looks of things, its traffic is growing at a sizable rate.

Raptr tracks user activity on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Armed with that data, users can find out what their friends are up to on those platforms and chat with them through the service. Raptr also includes integration with Facebook, Twitter, and several instant-messaging platforms.

Currently, Raptr says it has more than 43,700 games in its online database. Since its launch, the company has tracked more than 10 billion minutes of playtime. Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Halo are the top three most popular franchises among its users. Zynga's selection of games, including FarmVille and CityVille, and Assassin's Creed round out the top five.

Raptr certainly isn't the only social-gaming network on the Web. Services like PlayFire, WeGame, and UGame also offer gamers the ability to communicate with others about what they're doing across the video game landscape.

Aside from its growth, Raptr also announced today that it secured another $15 million in venture funding. It said that the Series B funding round was led by DAG Ventures and Tenaya Capital. Accel Partners also participated in the round, which brought Raptr's total funding to $27 million.

Raptr says it plans to use the funding to offer new features to its growing community.