Most Played PC Games: January 2015 – New Year; Same Games?

8 Posted by - February 16, 2015 - Most Played Games, News, Player Insight, Trends & Data

If January’s Most Played PC Games list looks familiar, it’s because no games entered or dropped out of the top 20!

Highlights
League of Legends started off the New Year with a strong hold on first place with a share time of 19.97% among the PC games played in January by Raptr members, nearly double the amount of World of Warcraft.

Though World of Warcraft ended 2014 strong with impressive gains after its Draenor expansion, it lost 5.28% of play time in January compared to December.

Both DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gained significant play time (DOTA up 23.18%, CSGO 37.23%) thanks in part to various updates to items and maps throughout the month.

Smite rounded out the top 5; play time was up only 1.00%, despite the release of a new god.

Hearthstone got a 23.73% play time boost, helping it rise a spot in January.

Diablo III play time increased an impressive 77.27%, and the game moved up five places in January’s Most Played. Patch 2.1.2 released in January and included major updates to classes and items, the addition of Season Legendary Items, and more.

Dragon Age: Inquisition fell three places as it lost 17.74% of play time.

Though World of Tanks, Battlefield 4, and ArcheAge gained play time in January, all three lost a rank in Most Played at the hands of Diablo III.

Final Fantasy XIV Online climbed two places, while Guild Wars 2 rose three spots. Final Fantasy XIV had an end-of-the-month free login weekend, patch, and new items and goods releases. Guild Wars 2 featured a double XP event that coincided with PAX South, as well as free access to Point of No Return, Guild Wars 2’s latest episode.

Warframe was the biggest loser in January, falling six places. It lost 17.89% of play time despite the addition of new weapons, skins, and a new mini-game.

Note: The Share number by each game represents that title’s gameplay time as a percentage of the total time spent on all the PC games played by Raptr members, and is useful for comparing the relative amount of play time between particular games.

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9 comments
Aquila96
Aquila96

Even over 3 years later skyrim still retains a larger playerbase compared to nearly all other single player games.

ArsenBro
ArsenBro

Hahahaha, what a fake. This raptr admins like League of Legends a lot and ofcourse, hate Dota. You can see on Steam how much realy are played Dota 2, CS:GO and all games from the list. Valve never hide their community success, while RIOT is hiding behind this site which have more than 75% registrered users who are playing LoL. And raptr is brave enough to say in the worlds name that Dota 2 is 3rd, not first, and LoL is first, haha, pathetic LoL fanboys.

FluffyFacedFool
FluffyFacedFool

@ArsenBro O K.. I recommend less coffee and energy drinks.

Taiiger
Taiiger

@ArsenBro I don't think you understand how Raptr get's their metrics. These are percentages recorded by their windows client. It records whenever a Raptr client user plays a game and from that they form general statistics based on how many people were playing what game according to the recorded data. It's not biased.

I dare say, the only biased person here is actually you for getting so defensive over it when you didn't even understand how the statistics were obtained. It clearly shows that you resent League of Legends being at the top. And taking into account the fact that you then mentioned Valve and Dota it's very likely that the resentment for LoL comes from the fact that you're playing a competing game in Dota 2.

I'm not saying LoL is the better game or Riot is the better company either, that's irrelevant. But basically you're clearly the biased one here, not the other way around.

Stevenpk92
Stevenpk92

Is there anyway for us to view these numbers? I havn't been able to see the list on the website for a long while.