The MMO genre is constantly pouring out giant batches of pea-soup-thick data on subscriber counts, upkeep costs, and microtransactions. To sort it all out, the number artists at Newzoo have gathered the most worthwhile info into a friendly infographic, creating a snapshot of the state of the MMO market.
Of the 400 million MMO players across the globe, 220 million chose free-to-play models. The remaining 180 million constitute “paying” players, though Newzoo didn’t elaborate on whether that meant keeping an active subscription, paying once, or purchasing an item through an in-game store.[Omri Petitte]