6+ Year Old GaaS Titles Account For 60% Of Play Time In 2023

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#1  Edited By GhostOfGolden
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“Newzoo's data shows that the top 10 games on each platform (ranked by their average number of monthly active users, or MAU) are filled with old, established titles.Fortnite took the crown on all platforms, including Switch and PC. The rest of the lists included titles that won't surprise you, likeGrand Theft Auto V, Counter-Strike 2, Roblox, Minecraft, Rocket League, Apex Legends,Fall Guys, Valorant,and Call of Duty.”

“It gets worse. Of the 23 percent of playtime spent in 2023 on new games—defined as 2 years or younger—more than half was spent in big annual sequels like the latest Madden or NBA game. Only 8 percent of video game playtime was spent on new, non-annual titles likeDiablo IV or Baldur's Gate III.”

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#2 my_user_name
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I don't think this is shocking. The most popular games got played the most.

I generally wait for big discounts , so I also spent very little time in 2023 playing 2023 games. Hifi Rush being the big exception . Thanks GP

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One of the most dogshit titles ever made, and THE worst aesthetic i've seen in a video game.

Don't be fooled, if massive streamers and youtubers weren't a thing, nobody would be playing this piece of shit of a video game. But because gamers are insanely easy to influence, they follow what's popular like a bunch of monkeys.

Look at Rainbow Six Siege. As of late, just because of one massive streamer, the game blew the **** up, and is filled with children now.

All these shit games are pathetic. Helldivers2 is the only live service worth playing (that and PoE i guess). Good dev behind, good gameplay loop, and you don't feel like you're playing a mtx store instead of a game.

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#4  Edited By templecow90999
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I have no issue with this. Most of the above games come from an era where they were trying to innovate and be the best in the genre. They took a solid game and turned it into long-term profitability. Good for them!

I believe if devs/publishers saw that as a model to follow- making an innovative or great game first- and then figure out the long term financial picture later, gaming would be in a much better place today.

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But what about those monthly sales?😏

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Been playing Rocket League on and off for about 8 years now.

Great game, no matter what I'm playing I'll always fall back into it from time to time. Easy to pick up difficult to master, weirdly both casual and competitive depending on how much you care about ranked.

love Rocket League ❤️

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@ghostofgolden: Is this an American thing? because no one is playing Madden in Australia.

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Good to see a number of Xbox studios games doing so well; Starfield, Minecraft, CoD all in the top 10. Starfield being the only SP game making the list on either Xbox or PS5.

Surprising to see not a single Sony game made the list.

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@sealionact said:

Good to see a number of Xbox studios games doing so well; Starfield, Minecraft, CoD all in the top 10. Starfield being the only SP game making the list on either Xbox or PS5.

Surprising to see not a single Sony game made the list.

Microsoft has likely been cashing a constant stream of checks since their acquisitions... I mean, they OWN Minecraft and call of duty which generate a constant stream of sales alone... They are likely going to make hand over fist more profit than their hardware division would ever generate.

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#10 Saint-George
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2 xbox studio's games in PlayStation top ten.

You cant play sales..

Must be a Sony game in PS top 10
Must be a Sony game in PS top 10
NOTHING!
NOTHING!

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@last_lap said:

@ghostofgolden: Is this an American thing? because no one is playing Madden in Australia.

Yes Football is an American Sport

And it's the greatest sport ever created.

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@sargentd: American Football is a niche game. Actual football is the greatest sport ever created.

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@sealionact: Soccer is boring as batshit.

@sargentd: You forgot to mention for Americans, but we know Americans have terrible taste. It's so stop start that a 60min game takes upwards of 4hrs 🤦‍♂️

The best football is Rugby League, but you guys aren't tough enough for that.

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#14  Edited By SargentD
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@sealionact said:

@sargentd: American Football is a niche game. Actual football is the greatest sport ever created.

Soccer is a girls sport by American standards

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@last_lap said:

@sealionact: Soccer is boring as batshit.

@sargentd: You forgot to mention for Americans, but we know Americans have terrible taste. It's so stop start that a 60min game takes upwards of 4hrs 🤦‍♂️

The best football is Rugby League, but you guys aren't tough enough for that.

Cool sport but less explosive. It's like watching football light

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@sargentd: lol, no pads, no helmets, no stopping after every play, nothing light about it.

That's the main problem with the NFL, waaaaaaay too many stoppages, less skill, attacking players can't defend and vice versa. Don't hate the sport, but it's just too slow which makes it boring to watch.

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@last_lap said:

@sargentd:

That's the main problem with the NFL, waaaaaaay too many stoppages, less skill, attacking players can't defend and vice versa. Don't hate the sport, but it's just too slow which makes it boring to watch.

The “less skill” part is absurd. Rugby players are tough, sure. But the average NFL player is MUCH faster, more agile, jumps higher etc. And at most positions the players are likely stronger as well.

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#18  Edited By hardwenzen  Online
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IP and his sports for the elderly😆

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#19  Edited By SargentD
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@last_lap said:

@sargentd: lol, no pads, no helmets, no stopping after every play, nothing light about it.

That's the main problem with the NFL, waaaaaaay too many stoppages, less skill, attacking players can't defend and vice versa. Don't hate the sport, but it's just too slow which makes it boring to watch.

It's back yard smear the q**** for adults. Nothing wrong with it.

But Not that impressive. NFL much more explosive, better athleticism, less holding back because of the pads

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@ghostofgolden: They are less skilled, half the team play offence while the other half defence. Players never get tired because the game is stop, start, stop, start all the time.

In our game players kick, tackle, play offence and defence and have minimal stoppages and is played for 40mins before half time as opposed to 4 x 15min quarters where depending on who's got the ball the other half on the team sits on the bench and twiddle their fingers for minutes on end.

No stamina involved in the NFL. Our game doesn't need jumping so, you can have that lol.

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@sargentd: Refer to my post to Golden.

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@hardwenzen: Always vying for my attention. Sorry softwenzen I don't have any for you today 🤣

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@last_lap said:

@hardwenzen: Always vying for my attention. Sorry softwenzen I don't have any for you today 🤣

You next year

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Y’all gotta stop trying to push soccer in the U.S. This stuff is ridiculous

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#25  Edited By SargentD
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@ghostofgolden said:

Y’all gotta stop trying to push soccer in the U.S. This stuff is ridiculous

Gross

even worse than the NBA

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Switch seems to be the exception. The average is 3.9 year-old games for Switch, but 7+ year-old games for PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

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The games I typically play most on my series S are either the latest nhl game(I didn't play nhl 23 though but I do plan to play nhl 24 eventually), halo infinite/mcc or whatever indie game interests me. I do buy games once or twice a year.

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@sargentd: Nobody cares about padded men whooping about carrying a ball 10 yards outside of the US. Your “Super Bowl” was recently celebrated as achieving 123 million viewers, while proper football had an audience of 1.5bn for the World Cup final.

In fact, the “Super” bowl barely gets in the top 10 most watched sporting events. Though I’d hardly call it a sport. More like a gathering of calories.

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GaaS? I'm all Gassed up.

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#30 Saint-George
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@sargentd:

Rugby players laugh at this comment.

Kettle,pot,black 🤣

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#31  Edited By Antwan3K
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@sargentd said:
@last_lap said:

@ghostofgolden: Is this an American thing? because no one is playing Madden in Australia.

Yes Football is an American Sport

And it's the greatest sport ever created.

correction, the greatest sport ever created is Professional Wrestling.. 🤼‍♂️ /discussion

On-Topic:

definitely shows why Microsoft invested in acquiring Minecraft and Call of Duty.. and wow, really surprised and impressed to see Starfield make that list.. 😎👍

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PickleBall or bust!!

lololol :P

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MSoft dominates the gaming charts while Sony dominates selling consoles to play MSoft games on.

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#34 kuu2
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Also there is nothing better on the planet than the NFL.

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@kuu2 said:

Also there is nothing better on the planet than the NFL.

kuu kuu kuu my little kuu. Its insane to me how wrong you are every time you give your opinion.