Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Digital Dozen: 22 May 2012

The rankings of the top twelve MMORPGs as determined by the players of the Xfire community from play on Sunday, 20 May 2012.  For more details about the methodology, click here.  Historical data can be found here.

Rank Prev Week Game ScoreHours Played
11World of Warcraft 52.5 48,235
22Star Wars: The Old Republic10.910,051
55Eve Online4.33,977
68Lord of the Rings Online3.63,302
76Metin 23.22,976
99Guild Wars2.62,433
1010Need For Speed World2.11,934
1112Star Trek Online2.11,930
1211Maple Story1.91,705
Total MMORPG hours played Sunday:127,605
Diablo 3:  To say that Diablo 3 had an impact on the gaming world last week is an understatement.  Not only did the number of hours the Xfire community played MMORPGs drop 16.8%, but the Xfire community played Diablo 3 over 40,000 hours more than it did all MMORPGs combined.  The big losers were Aion (-28%), World of Warcraft (-21.2%) and Star Wars: The Old Republic (-21.1%).

One Ring To Rule Them All:  Only one game in The Digital Dozen managed to buck the trend and actually see playtime rise.  Lord of the Rings Online, on the strength of the release of Update 7: Shades of the Past, last Monday, managed to pull of a 3.6% gain over the previous Sunday.  That gives hope for games like Eve Online, with Inferno launching today,  and SW:TOR with patch 1.3 due out in June/July, that Diablo 3 will not bury all games for months to come.

1 comment:

  1. Diablo will not bury the MMOs long, as it is not such along game. Nad I for one doubt it has a huge replayability even with randomized dungeons.