But where is World of Warcraft?
‘But where is World of Warcraft?’ is something we get asked a lot.
Of course, this is a reference to the Universe chart, our virtually famous visualisation tool for the virtual world and MMO sectors. The Universe chart focusses mainly on social worlds as opposed to roleplay-driven 3D environments.
However, as we know, the lines are increasingly blurred between these categories. So, often people see the Universe chart and assume World of Warcraft would be included because of the high levels of brand awareness and generalist classification view that it’s a virtual world. But, to date we’ve steered away from role-play worlds and therefore the older demographics playing these games in massive numbers.
We’re delighted to announce that we’re putting the finishing touches to the RPG Galaxy chart. This chart (and segments) will show cumulative registered accounts for the following game types:
- MMORPG: Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
- FPS: First Person Shooter
- ARTS: Action Real Time Strategy
- MOBA: Multiplayer Online Battle Arena
- MOR: Multiplayer Online Racing
Each game/world is shown in terms of account totals and the average player age. If you’ve not seen the Universe chart before, here’s some background:
- We show cumulative registered accounts and not active users or subscriptions. The latter two are in most cases sensitive data and companies are understandably reluctant to publish or provide the numbers (unless they’re chest-beating)
- We strive to obtain data directly from the companies or from approved press releases / articles
- In some cases we estimate the account totals
- The charts are updated quarterly