2013's Top Free-to-Play Games

SuperData Research offers their accounting of the worldwide top 10 grossing free-to-play games for all of 2013 (thanks GameSpot). Perhaps surprisingly, the top earner on their list came pretty close to $1 billion in revenue. Here's what they report:

  1. Crossfire, $957 million
  2. League of Legends, $624 million
  3. Dungeon Fighter Online $426 million
  4. World of Tanks, $372 million
  5. Maplestory, $326 million
  6. Lineage I, $257 million
  7. World of Warcraft, $213 million
  8. Star Wars: The Old Republic, $139 million
  9. Team Fortress 2, $139 million
  10. Counter-Strike Online, $121 million
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Creston wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 10:41:
Deathbishop wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 10:38:
Since when is WoW a FTP game?

Yeah that's BS. Is there anything to actually buy in WoW, or are they just counting its subscription fees, in which case err... FREE to play?

See as Crossfire ranks so high, I'm going with them looking at this on an international level and if I remember correctly, WoW is Free-To-Play in China and a few other regions so that might be their justification for being included in this list.

netnerd85 wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 12:25:
SuperData Research, really?

My numbers from BigTimeFigures say differently.

I call bullshit.

Yeah. These aren't published numbers. They probably just took reported account numbers, cost of items in the online store and ran some math to say how much each account might of spent in 2013 based on some distribution of whales, minnows and free loaders. That might be a rough ballpark figure, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are wildly off. Without seeing an actual breakdown of their methodology, it is all suspect.
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