League of Legends at the top of most game profitable game of 2017 chart

The League of Legends game in 2017 brought its developers more than $ 2.1 billion, according to a report by the analytical agency SuperData. Popular MOBA from Riot Games topped the list of the most profitable free games on PC. The ranking also included World of Tanks, Dota 2, and Hearthstone. These projects took the fourth, fifth and eighth places with revenues of $ 471 million, $ 406 million and $ 217 million, respectively.

Statistics about the rest of titles

The most profitable paid game on the PC was PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds with an indicator of $ 714 million in 2017. The second and third places in this list were occupied by Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, respectively. The company Blizzard earned on its multiplayer shooter $ 382 million, and the project from Valve brought its creators $ 341 million.

The top 10 most profitable console video games in 2017 included FIFA 17 ($ 409 million) and FIFA 18 ($ 324 million).

Total revenue from video games in 2017 exceeded $ 100 billion. According to research by SuperData, most of this money falls on the mobile games market. The most successful scheme for monetizing PC-projects is the model of free-to-play. The most profitable genre among projects for PC and consoles were shooters.

Free-to-play games

A free-to-play game is by definition a free game in which the player can unlock all the content without spending a dime. However, it is possible to make micro-transactions and therefore invest money in the game. These payments can be used to unlock content faster like new appearances of characters or weapons for example.

The attraction for this type of games is huge, last year one in three people played a free-to-play game around the world. It should be noted however that these figures include PC and mobile players. This large number of players has allowed free-to-play games to generate a total of $ 82 billion. But which is the game that brought the most? A report from the SuperData site gives us the answer.