But Riot Games’ debut was not the most lucrative online game last year
A new report from SuperData puts League of Legends’ revenue for 2013 at $624 million.
But Riot Games’ hugely popular debut was not the most lucrative online game of last year. According to SuperData – which generated its list based on micro-transaction sales – that honour belongs to CrossFire, an online shooter from the South Korean developer SmileGate that earned $957 million.
Indeed, the list reinforces just how dominant South Korea is in online gaming, with three of the top five earners (CrossFire, Dungeon Fighter Online and Maplestory) coming from Korean developers and earning the bulk of their revenue in Asia...