When you talk about MMORPGs in the West, most minds jump to World of Warcraft. And yes, with subscriber base that peaked at twelve million and still hangs out around 10 million, WoW was and is a big deal.
But Runescape, a free-to-play browser-based MMORPG from British company Jagex, makes every subscription-based game ever to launch look like small potatoes. They’ve just crossed the threshold of their two hundred millionth player. That’s 200,000,000 accounts made. Although actually, according to the ticker on their website, they’ve added another 14,450 — er, 14,467, 14,472 — players just since yesterday.
Those 200 million players have collectively put in over 443 billion minutes of game time, which works out to an average just under 40 hours per player. To celebrate that and other amazing/ridiculous stats, the folks at Jagex have shared an infographic touting just how big Runescape really is.
RuneScape – Infographics [Official Site]