Neoseeker : News : League of Legends made $624 million in 2013, Old Republic still going strong off F2P revenue
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FYPmeTV Jan 21, 14
how exactly is WoW under F2P? That makes no sense at all.
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Lorx Jan 21, 14
quote FYPmeTV
how exactly is WoW under F2P? That makes no sense at all.
From the source;
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Despite its chronic subscriber loss, World of Warcraft managed to generate $213 million in micro-transaction sales in 2013.
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DarkLordAkuma Jan 21, 14
CrossFire? I had never even heard of that before this article. Just did a quick look and discovered it's very popular in Asia. It looks like a shitty knockoff of CounterStrike with a pay-2-win cash shop, which allows players to buy better weapons.

FYPmeTV - WoW still uses microtransactions, they love to double dip. You can buy mounts, pets etc through their store so I presume those figures are based off of those transactions alone. It doesn't include the $15 a month from over 7 Million players.
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Lorx Jan 21, 14
quote DarkLordAkuma
CrossFire? I had never even heard of that before this article. Just did a quick look and discovered it's very popular in Asia. It looks like a shitty knockoff of CounterStrike with a pay-2-win cash shop, which allows players to buy better weapons.

FYPmeTV - WoW still uses microtransactions, they love to double dip. You can buy mounts, pets etc through their store so I presume those figures are based off of those transactions alone. It doesn't include the $15 a month from over 7 Million players.
A good chunk of the list is from asia. Counter-Strike Online is over there exclusively, and most of the figures Nexon makes overall tends to be from that side of the world.
Q1 2013 is apparently the last data I have onhand, and it was showing that nexon made around 3% of it's revenue from NA specifically, and 8% from anywhere that wasn't China/Korea/Japan combined (which includes NA).

Considering how much the US has adopted this kind of F2P idea for these same markets, it's rather astonishing to see only a handful of titles that are on the chart because of us. Makes you wonder just how much more prevalent this is in the east.
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rayhaku Jan 21, 14
lol where's Guild Wars 2?
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DarkLordAkuma Jan 21, 14
quote rayhaku
lol where's Guild Wars 2?
Not making as much money as these other games?

I'm kind of surprised DOTA 2 isn't on there to be honest.
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FYPmeTV Jan 21, 14
DarkLordAkuma ty for the response
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Avalith Jan 21, 14
Micro-transactions in WoW is a misnomer. Everything you can buy in the in-game shop you can buy on the Battle.net shop. I honestly don't think it should even be on the list.
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Tenken Jan 21, 14
quote FYPmeTV
how exactly is WoW under F2P? That makes no sense at all.
Aside from Microtransactions, WoW has a F2P model for under level 20.
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Avalith Jan 21, 14
True, but most of the items in their shop aren't exactly meant for use at level 20 and under.
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Tenken Jan 21, 14
While true, it's enough for the game to be considered F2P.
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DarkLordAkuma Jan 21, 14
quote Avalith
Micro-transactions in WoW is a misnomer. Everything you can buy in the in-game shop you can buy on the Battle.net shop. I honestly don't think it should even be on the list.
That may be true, but some of the items are specific to WoW and can only be used inside of WoW so you may be able to purchase them outside of WoW, but they are items for WoW and nothing else.

I'm personally strongly against a subscription based model that also has a micro-transaction element to it. I think it's a cheeky way of operating. Unless they allow you to exchange in-game currency in to currency usable in the shop, or for your subscription (which is how Wildstar is approaching this)

Also as I understand, a large majority of the items related to WoW in their micro-transaction shop are things like Mini-pets, mounts, name changes, race changes, server transfers etc. Aside from possibly the mount (they may have changed the level for mount training) but all of them can be used by any level.
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XboxOmac Jan 21, 14
I was actually expecting League of Legends to be topping at first place, since it seems to be the most popular F2P game at the moment.

I'm rather surprised that Team Fortress 2 is that low. .-.
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Lorx Jan 21, 14
quote Avalith
Micro-transactions in WoW is a misnomer. Everything you can buy in the in-game shop you can buy on the Battle.net shop. I honestly don't think it should even be on the list.
It's still apparently making them quite a bit of change either way I guess.
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