|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||54.4||49,474|
|2||2||Star Wars: The Old Republic||9.0||8,188|
|8||8||Lord of the Rings Online||3.3||2,855|
|10||10||Need For Speed World||2.0||1,842|
|12||12||Star Trek Online||1.7||1,525|
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.