Raptr, the leading community for gamers, unveiled the results of the second annual Raptr Awards. The awards reveal exactly how gamers are spending their time with the biggest releases of 2012 based on gamer behavior and activities, including average individual playtime, average session length, and total playtime share.
For details about the Raptr Awards winners and nominees, as well as methodology in selecting winners, check out the full report here.
The recipients of this years Raptr Awards are as follows:
- Most Played New Game – Borderlands 2 (Gearbox/2K Games)
- Most Played Game (Released Anytime) – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Infinity Ward/Activision)
- Biggest Boost from User-Generated Content – Portal 2 (Valve)
- Most Played Long-Awaited Sequel – Borderlands 2 (Gearbox/2K Games)
- No Bathroom Break – Borderlands 2 (Gearbox/2K Games)
- Most Played XBLA Game – Minecraft (4J Studios/Mojang)
- Most Played New IP – Dragon’s Dogma (Capcom)
- Most Successful Paid to Free-to-Play Game – Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare/EA)
Highlights from the report include:
- In 2012, gamers spent the most time with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, beating out League of Legends, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, and World of Warcraft, all games that were released before the calendar year and have managed to sustain high levels of community engagement.
- Borderlands 2 saw 200% more total playtime in its first month of release compared with its closest competitor, Diablo III.
- Portal 2 saw a 446% increase in daily playtime after releasing mod tools that allowed users to create their own levels.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic experienced a 136% increase in total playtime per day after switching from a subscription business model to free-to-play.
- Dragon’s Dogma won the category for new IP, edging out Dishonored and TERA.
Congrats to all the winners! One of the most fascinating trends regarding the most played games is that the top performers consistently have a strong pipeline of ongoing content and community engagement activities that keep gamers engaged. Check out the 2011 Raptr Awards here!