Star Wars: The Old Republic Generated $165 Million Last Year, But WoW Still on Top

BioWare's Star Wars MMO remains strong, and World of Warcraft is still leading the MMO space with subscriptions by a wide margin, according to new data from research group SuperData.

According to that data, EA's Star Wars MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, made $165 million in revenue worldwide last year. That figure comes from revenue generated by subscriptions, expansion packs and microtransactions.

Blizzard's World of Warcraft remained the global leader by a wide margin, with just over $1 billion in revenue last year. The first game in NCSoft's Lineage series was a distant second with $253 million in revenue.

Overall, revenue from subscriptions has dropped every year since 2010 – from 30.6 million subscribers to 23.4 million subscribers this year, according to SuperData. According to SuperData, the amount of revenue generated from in-game transactions has almost doubled in the last five years, from 14 percent to 27 percent.

SuperData also highlighted Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls Online and NCsoft's WildStar as the key new MMOs on the market, reporting a figure of 772,000 subscribers for TESO in June this year.

Source: GII

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