League of Legends Garners $624 Million in Revenue for 2013
And wasn’t even the highest grossest game.
While Riot Games’ League of Legends is free to play, it’s one of the most popular games played the world over. According to a new report from SuperData, League of Legends managed to generate $624 million in revenue for 2013.
Interestingly, it was only the second overall grossing free to play title for the year, with Korea’s CrossFire taking top honours. It generated $957 million in 2013. Other notable mentions include Dungeon Fighter Online ($426 million), World of Tanks ($372 million) and Maplestory ($326 million).
World of Warcraft has yet to drop its subscription model and subsequently garnered $213 million amid falling subscriber numbers in the year. Despite going free to play, Star Wars: The Old Republic only garnered $139 million in revenue. As for Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike, they ranked ninth and tenth with $139 million and $121 million earned respectively in 2013.
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