Gaming-based social media site Raptr gave us a look at what its members are playing, and it’s easy to see a couple of big trends among its over 28 million users from over 100 countries.
Notably, multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) like League of Legends and Dota 2 rule Raptr’s list of the most played PC games in June. Together, they make up almost 25 percent of Raptr members’ game time. That’s almost a 5 percent increase from May.
MOBAs are highly competitive and free-to-play, a combination that has snared a lot of fans. Other publishers are taking notice of how profitable these games are, and it seems like pretty much everyone has their own MOBA in the works.
Looking at the full list below, you can also see that the new massively multiplayer online role-playing game Wildstar stole a few players from other MMOs.
According to the list, Wildstar was No. 6 with a 2.86 percent share of Raptr members’ time. Every other MMO went down at least one spot on the list from the previous month.
Of course, World of Warcraft still ranked higher at No. 3, but it was down one place from last month. As you can see in the chart below, Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, and The Elder Scrolls Online all tumbled multiple spots.
Of course, The Elder Scrolls Online also had a decent showing last month, when it was also a new game. it was No. 5 with 3.78 percent share of game time. In one month, it plummeted to No. 20. We’ll have to wait to see if Wildstar can fare better.
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