Riot Game’s arena-based competitive title has just become the most played PC game in the current industry. A study was done using XFire’s 21 million users to determine the hours played on certain games and clocked at over 1.2 Billion hours of gameplay in one year stands MOBA titan, League of Legends. Move aside World of Warcraft. (Never thought I’d say that for awhile)
Despite the numbers, the study is kind of misleading because it was done using XFire players, which is basically a gamer’s Facebook. However, most of the people I play with on LoL don’t even know what an XFire is so those numbers definitely should be higher, The fact that a video game can accumulate over a billion hours of virtual life in one year is still impressive in my opinion. I remember Bungie doing a study for Halo, which clocked over 2 billion hours of gameplay. That however, was done in a span of seven years but games on Halo are quite a bit shorter.
If you're interested, here are the top ten most played games in terms of gameplay hours (PC Games):