Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Digital Dozen: 5 June 2012

The rankings of the top twelve MMORPGs as determined by the players of the Xfire community from play on Sunday, 2 June 2012.  For more details about the methodology, click here.  Historical data can be found here.



Rank Prev Week Game ScoreHours Played
11World of Warcraft 54.4 49,474
22Star Wars: The Old Republic9.08,188
33Aion7.16,497
44Eve Online5.65,085
55Tera5.65,055
66Metin 23.93,518
77APB: Reloaded3.53,144
88Lord of the Rings Online3.32,855
99Guild Wars2.11,915
1010Need For Speed World2.01,842
1111Maple Story1.91,689
1212Star Trek Online1.71,525
 
Total MMORPG hours played Sunday:126,856
 

The Xfire community played MMORPGs 5.7% more hours on Sunday than they did the week before.  Leading the way with double-digit growth were Tera (+12.3%), Metin 2 (+11.6%) and World of Warcraft (+10.2%).  The big loser for the week was Guild Wars with a decrease of 9.8% in hours played.

No Shufflin':  For the first time since I started keeping track, The Digital Dozen has the same rankings two weeks in a row.  Tera did make a valiant rush at Eve Online, but fell a few hours short.

Is SW:TOR Stabilizing?  I've been waiting for awhile now, but with Star Wars: The Old Republic only losing less than 1% of hours played from the week before, has the game finally hit bottom?  As much as I've learned to dislike EA over the past few months, I still like the Star Wars IP and don't want to see the game fail.  I think the game has already disappointed investors and the suits at EA alike.  I really don't want to see this turn into another Tabula Rosa situation where the game gets shut down even though it has a large enough player base to keep most games running.

2 comments:

  1. eve is just 1/10th playtime of WOW? amazing...has it always been this amount? i doubt it. sounds very promising indeed for a game with a killer learning curve.

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  2. Actually, at the beginning of the year it was 1/25th.

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