Tuesday April 10, 2018

WoW Bigger than GTA:V

We linked over to MarketWatch yesterday as it was reporting that GTA:V was "Highest Grossing Media Title Ever." GameWatcher took issue with this as not being true. FAKE NEWS! WoW crushed the $6B mark years ago. Makes sense to me.

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Unfortunately GTA5 itself is eclipsed by Blizzard's World of Warcraft, which has been around for longer at 12 years, continues to have an active player base, and over a year ago was estimated to have earned around $10 billion in revenue. It's certainly more now, and new expansion Battle for Azeroth is due on August 14.

Then again, there's also League of Legends which gets around $2 billion a year and has been around since 2009, but that's a bit harder to calculate. Either way, it's not GTA5. Sorry.