Are *any* games as popular as World of Warcraft?
dtremenak at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 13:56:59 CDT 2007
No other single game has the market penetration and staying power of
WoW as things stand.
XFire collects statistics from their (large) network, if you're
interested in "minutes played" as opposed to "copies sold." Be
aware that it's not a random sample, though; some game communities
(like Call of Duty) have a proportionally large XFire presence
compared to others. As far as subscriber-driven MMORPGs go,
MMOGCharts is another reasonable source of statistics (note that
Guild Wars and certain other MMOGs are not subscriber driven, so they
won't show up on their lists).
On 10/1/07, Dan Kegel <dank06 at kegel.com> wrote:
> I spent some time noodling around looking
> at what games are really popular (I wouldn't
> know firsthand, I don't play much).
> There's some data at
> (click on PC Games).
> I tried to cross-check titles with Google Trends to
> see which ones seem enduringly popular, but I
> haven't found any that beat World of Warcraft yet:
> Is Google search popularity a bad measure, or does it
> reflect the public's mood well?
> - Dan
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