Top 10 Online Games, Based on Free-to-Play Earnings - Worldwide
Rank Title Publisher 2013 Revenue (mil $)
1 (CrossFire) Tencent/SmileGate $957
2 (League of Legends) Tencent/Riot Games $624
3 (Dungeon Fighter Online) Nexon $426
4 (World of Tanks) Wargaming.net $372
5 (MapleStory) Nexon $326
6 (Lineage I) Tencent/SmileGate $257
7 (World of Warcraft) Activision Blizzard $213**
8 (Star Wars: The Old Republic) Electronic Arts $139**
9 (Team Fortress 2) Valve $139
10 (Counter-Strike Online) Valve/Nexon $121
** - Not counting their subscription fees.
So according to Gamespot, WoW made 213 million dollars from microtransactions alone in 2013. That's from services like realm transfer and pets/mounts.
I never thought these numbers could be so huge.
Is it finally time for WoW to go ftp? -sorry if this is already posted.