I stumbled upon Voig.com today while surfing the net and they have some very nice graphics showing many MMORPG stats such as subscription numbers, active players, genre along with a few others. So I thought it was interesting if I listed some of the stats here. All stats are up till Aug 2007.
Top 5 MMORPGs
World of Warcraft – 25% market share
Runescape – 16%
Second Life – 12%
Knight Online – 11%
GuildWars – 10%
Having recently played both LOTRO and EVE, I was surprised to see some low numbers. 290k for LOTRO and 175k for EVE as of August 07.
36 Million active MMORPG players combined
47% Pay to Play
49% Free to Play