|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||58.6||55,316|
|2||2||Star Wars: The Old Republic||8.5||8,025|
|4||4||The Secret World||4.9||4,642|
|7||7||Lord of the Rings Online||3.0||2,853|
|10||11||Star Trek Online||2.2||2,105|
|12||10||Need For Speed World||2.2||2,080|
Last Sunday showed an unusual level of constancy in the amount of hours spent playing MMORPGs by the Xfire community with only a drop of 37 hours played over the previous Sunday. The big gainer percentage-wise was The Secret World which saw its one-month anniversary attract 9% more playtime. Sunday was a bad day for driving games as Need For Speed World (-13%) and APB: Reloaded (-11.7%) led the way for the losers.
How To Pay: With many in the gaming media and blogs shouting how EA/Bioware's decision to turn Star Wars: The Old Republic into a free-to-play game I thought I'd list the payment methods for each of the games in The Digital Dozen to see which finanical models are most popular.
- World of Warcraft: Box/Digital sales + monthly subscription.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Box/Digital sales + month subscription until November, then box/digital sale + hybrid model (subscription optional)
- Aion: Free-to-play + cash shop
- The Secret World: Box/Digital sales + monthly subscription
- Eve Online: Digital sales + monthly subscription (payable with in-game currency)
- Metin 2: Free-to-play + cash shop
- Lord of the Rings Online: Free-to-play + hybrid model (subscription optional + cash shop)
- APB: Reloaded: Free-to-play + cash shop
- Guild Wars: Box/Digital sales + cash shop
- Star Trek Online: Free-to-play + hybrid model (subscription optional + cash shop)
- Maple Story: Free-to-play + cash shop
- Need For Speed World: Free-to-play + cash shop