|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||55.6||48,910|
|2||3||Star Wars: The Old Republic||9.4||8,294|
|6||7||Lord of the Rings Online||3.8||3,309|
|9||10||Need For Speed World||2.4||2,094|
|T10||NR||The Secret World (Beta)||1.9||1,642|
|12||12||Star Trek Online||1.8||1,619|
The number of hours played in MMORPGs by the Xfire community declined 4.9% over the previous week, more than wiping out last week's gains. The big gainers for the week were Need For Speed World (+22.3%), Star Trek Online (+19.7%) and Star Wars: The Old Republic (+13.1%). The big loser for the week was Tera (-14.8%).
The Beta Effect: Once again betas are having an effect on The Digital Dozen. While Guild Wars 2 dropped off the list, a new game, The Secret World, held a public beta and tied for 10th in the rankings Sunday. The Secret World's performance was better than that of any of the Tera beta weekends, as Tera did not crack the list until the early bird weekend.
Server Merge Fever: Last week finally saw the introduction of free server transfers for players of Star Wars: The Old Republic. While this week's gain of 13.1% of hours played by the Xfire community may only represent a bouncing back from players lost to the Guild Wars 2 beta, the encouraging fact for Bioware is that the players apparently came back. In fact, the number of hours played is up slightly compared to 27 May, or three weeks previous. For SW:TOR, which seems to lose player interest no matter what, that is a posivite development.