Where to Get Game and Player Statistics
Knowing which games are played the most is a difficult process. Gold sellers need to know which titles are the hottest on the market, but it is an arduous task to find all of the game statistics you need.
Raptr provides a fast and easy way to find out every game’s statistics.
Keep in mind, Raptr provides monthly updates that are geared toward the PC market, and they provide valuable insights as well. The website is very reliable, from personal experience, and often provides stats that haven’t been released yet.
These are not just MMORPG games either; they’re single-player titles as well.
The Most Played Games in June 2015
Raptr released a June round up that we will be covering extensively in this article. The article provided some great insight into the current PC market.
- League of Legends is the most played game with a 21.92% market share.
- World of Warcraft is third with a 5.28% share.
- DOTA 2 dropped to 5.22% of the market share to position
- Heroes of the Storm moved up from 12 to 8 with 2.37% of the market.
- Final Fantasy XIV Online dropped 2 spots to number 15 with 0.9% of the market.
- SWTOR also fell in popularity to number 18 on the list with a market share of 0.74%.
These are just the MMORPGs that are listed. Other single-player titles, such as Witcher 3, have 3.3% of the market.
So, what can we deduct from these statistics?
There are a lot of people playing the world’s most popular games. League of Legends is the driving force in the market, and statistics from 2014 really demonstrate the game’s popularity and growth over the past year.
League of Legends
- 67 million battles take place per month in League of Legends.
- 27 million people log into the game every day to play at least one game.
- During peak hours, there are 7.5 million people battling at one time.
These are impressive numbers. The game is also insanely profitable. There was an announcement about DOTA 2 earning $18 million a month, and guess how long it takes LoL to make that much? Just 5 days. The company made $123 million in January alone, but did note that this is a high season when everyone is off of work and school. So, they expect this number to drop slightly.
If you’re a gold farmer or you sell boosting services, it’s time to start using the popularity of LoL to make some money. You can sell:
- Boosting services
People will even pay you to play their accounts while they’re asleep or simply not able to play.
But, I don’t like LoL and still want to make money.
League of Legends is not a game for everyone, but you can check the membership for each game and find other free games that are worth investing your time into. Again, Raptr has a free-to-play section that shows you all of the best, free games that may be worth selling services or accounts on.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft has recently lost subscribers, but players are bored and are awaiting a big announcement. Well, that announcement has come with the World of Warcraft Legion expansion. We expect a huge jump in subscriber numbers with this expansion, and it will provide a lot of money for gold and account sellers.
Service sellers will also have a lot of money to be made with Legion.
Even with the number of subscribers going down, World of Warcraft:
- Remains atop the MMORPG market with the highest number of paid subscribers.
- Consistently pushes out new patches and updates.
- Produces expansions faster than ever before.
- Is revamping a lot of what players have been asking for.
You can’t count WoW out just yet, and the new expansion will prove that Blizzard is still the leader in the MMORPG market.
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm is another title from Blizzard that has really catered to the MOBA genre of games. Heroes of the Storm has been well received by games, and there has been a huge rise in the game’s popularity in recent months.
One thing we do know is that there is a huge demand for the following:
- Leveled accounts with the best upgrades.
- Cosmetics for heroes sell very well.
- Skins sell great, and rare skins are worth a lot of money.
- Mounts can be sold for cash.
The MOBA genre is extremely popular, and Heroes of the Storm is picking up a lot of steam in 2015. Heroes may not reach the pinnacle that LoL has just yet, but that doesn’t mean millions of players aren’t playing the game – they are – and that makes the game have a high demand for sellers.
Other Statistic Sites
As a gold seller, farmer or even a gamer, you need to know a multitude of sites to keep on top of the market. We have a few other sites that you should be checking out weekly or monthly to find out the latest stats on the world’s most popular games.
Valve Daily Stats
Valve allows you to see the top, daily games of the day. This is a great way to track and monitor a game’s popularity.
An awesome site that allows you to compare a title over multiple platforms. Superdata is a great place for anyone that loves data. Built by veteran gamers, you’ll find a lot of great information about the most popular title’s in the world on Superdata.
The Entertainment Software Association provides further statistics as a whole. The ESA has also recently revealed essential facts for 2015. This amazing guide provides you with a very detailed account of the current gaming market, with breakdowns on everything from genres to player genders and more.
Knowing what the hottest games of the year and month are will allow you to maximize your profits when selling currency, items or boosting services to gamers.