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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Kajetan wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 10:31:
Techie714 © wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 10:17:
If I was a game publisher, why would I make a single stand alone title like "Watch Dogs" that probably cost 100 million to make when I can have a long term revenue stream like a free to play MMO....Crazy
And that is the reason, why big budget AAA gaming will slowly wither away. SP games generate good money if you can keep a tight budget. Good for indies like CD Project or small publishers. But if you are a big publisher, you CANNOT afford to make this expensive SP games any longer. And not because you cannot make money anymore with this product, but because your investor DEMANDS that you switch to F2P because there is a chance to make MORE money!

Well, I'm sure that there are f2p games that have failed to recoup their investment.
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