The rankings of the top twelve MMORPGs as determined by the players of the Xfire community from play on Sunday, 6 September 2013. For more details about the methodology, click here. Historical data can be found here.
|Rank||Prev Week||Game||Score||Hours Played||+/- %|
|1||1||World of Warcraft||43.0||15,540||-5.5|
|2||2||Guild Wars 2||16.6||6,005||-9.2|
|3||3||Final Fantasy XIV||12.3||4,455||-14.0|
|4||4||Star Wars: The Old Republic||8.9||3,204||-8.8|
|8||9||Lord of the Rings Online||2.3||844||+8.9|
Total Digital Dozen Hours: 36,110
Another Sunday, another week of falling interest in MMORPGs by the Xfire community. Sunday saw a decline in playtime of 8.4% compared to the previous Sunday. Almost all games saw declines, with the games seeing the biggest percentage declines were Planetside 2 (-31.9%), Need For Speed World (-22.9%), and Final Fantasy XIV (-14%).
Grand Theft Player - So what caused such a decline in play time? The best best is the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online last Tuesday. While Xfire does not measure game consoles, Raptr does and this was the time Raptr members spent playing the top five games over the past week:
- Grand Theft Auto V (360) - 2,165,644 hours
- Terraria (PC) - 342,051 hours
- DOTA 2 (PC) - 286,754 hours
- World of Warcraft (PC) - 176,594 hours
- Final Fantasy XIV (PC) - 173,060 hours
The End Of A Story - Runescape bucked the trend Sunday by launching Birthright of the Dwarves, the final installment of the Rise of the Red Axe series. The end does give out some nice level 60 weapons, which probably explains the rush. That and the Jagex website does not state how long the quests will remain on the servers.
Data Updated - As a side note, the Xfire and Digital Dozen data is now updated through last Sunday. The data goes back to the beginning of Feburary 2012, with the original 12 games having some data reaching back to 1 January 2012.