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Submitted by ATi_Elite 642d ago | news

Infographic shows $6.5 billion spent worldwide on MMOs in 2012

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] (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

ATi_Elite  +   642d ago
$6.5 Billion spent on MMO's in 2012 and I'm sure half of that money went to Blizzard and Nexon....the MMO Kings!

Next Gen you consolers will get a Massive Influx of MMO's to enjoy and ALL MMO's are NOT like World of Warcraft so relax!

Guild Wars 2, Tera Online, Planetside 2 are my current favorite MMO's!
pc = $$$ more and more. Can't wait for EverQuest Next!
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solar  +   642d ago
Tera is a damn fun game!!
the worst  +   642d ago
fools gold
turgore  +   642d ago
And meanwhile thousands of people starved to death
pandehz  +   642d ago
Most of them are prolly the mmo gamers.

Once couple years ago I forgot to eat the entire day. Takes some training to shape your mmo gaming ways.
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landog  +   642d ago
wow, thats almost more than the ENTIRE amount spent on xbox360 games and hardware in 2011!!! and it is WAYYY more than its software sales!

"That means that consumers spent about $6.7 billion on Xbox[sic] games and hardware during the year. "

"The breakdown shows that $2.1 billion was spent on the Xbox console in 2011, and the other $4.6 billion was on games. The entire video game sector in 2011 racked up $17.02 billion. That sounds like a huge amount of money, but it is an 8% drop from money spend in 2010"

PC is crushing consoles lately, and with steambox coming next year, ms and sony need to get on board and do like steam does, or get left in the dust

http://www.slashgear.com/xb...

and thats just mmo's, they aren't counting steam, amazon downloads, direct2draive, gamestop downloads, greenman gaming

crap......thats crazy, i knew pc gaming was doing really good, but damn!
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pandehz  +   642d ago
Pc gaming is rocking it.

Most of the pc games online servers are quite active even in half dead games.
The sheer population of pc gamers contribute to that.

About MMOS umm lets just say I bought 3 of em. GW2 and SWTOR and Rift.
Tried a whole bunch of em like Tera, Planetside 2 etc

MMOs have truly found their home on pc's
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Sp1d3ynut  +   642d ago
Um...there's literally hundreds of millions more PC gamers than 360/PS3/Wii gamers COMBINED. If you think it's somehow impressive that this figure is "almost more than the entire amount spent on XBOX 360", you need to take a business class or two.
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