League of Legends More Popular Than World of Warcraft With Xfire Users

According to data gathered by research firm DFC Intelligence, League of Legends was more popular in Europe and North America than any other PC game – including World of Warcraft. This data comes from social gaming and matchmaking platform Xfire.

The popular online fantasy-themed action strategy game beat out World of Warcraft with nearly 1.3 billion hours of gameplay time logged by Xfire users. World of Warcraft enjoyed more than 600 million hours of gameplay. The data from Xfire also shows that Diablo III saw 172 million hours of gameplay in just 45 days of usage. The list can be found below:

The list is based on usage data from over 21 million Xfire members playing games from July 2011 to June 2012.

  1. League of Legends – 1,292,502,456 hours
  2. World of Warcraft – 622,378,909 hours
  3. Minecraft – 371,635,651 hours
  4. Heroes of Newerth – 184,520,156 hours
  5. Diablo III – 172,907,605 hours
  6. Battlefield 3 – 171,852,550 hours
  7. MapleStory – 165,503,651 hours
  8. Starcraft II – 163,980,293 hours
  9. World of Tanks – 145,702,931 hours
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – 126,754,082 hours

Source: SFGate by way of Polygon

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    locopuyo says:

    I used to use Xfire back when it was new, then a few years later when it had a resurgence in popularity but I haven't really used it since.  

    I never really had a use for it since steam chat became good.  The original reason for Xfire was to be able to chat in games and steam does this great.  There are other reasons to use Xfire but none of those are big enough reason for me.  All the games I play are either on Steam or Battle.net.

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    Mr.Tastix says:

    I switched to Raptr which is a similar service but I only ever use this things so I can chat through multiple protocols using one messenger, and have an in-game overlay. I don't use the game tracking nor do I see why so many people would even care about any other tracking data except personal.

    Fantastic, League of Legends has more recorded hours on Xfire than World of Warcraft. …And?

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    DorthLous says:

    The 2 friends I'd consider to be the most gamers that I have use it for some of their groups. Anecdotic, but so is your example. Xfire is like Ventrilo, it's used and known, but not by all…

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    Thipp says:

    What population of the pc gaming industry does that 21 million come from? I have asked around and I don't know a single gamer who uses the service and at least no one in my guilds spoke up about using it. I hear the name from time to time but as I have never come across someone using it I find it hard to trust their stats as a good indicator of games being played across the board.

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