Gaming report 2020: Time spent on gaming globally and which games are the world's most played?11th September 2020
If we add up how much time gamers have cumulatively spent playing Fortnite, FIFA or other games alike - how much time do you think has been ‘wasted’?
19.2 million years to be exact! That's the sum of years gamers have spent cumulatively playing on the top 10 games online. To put it into perspective - that’s three times the amount of time humans have even spent on the planet.
We’ve all been there. You sit down, turn on your Xbox One and the next thing you know it's dark outside and six hours have passed. Or maybe you come in from work, head straight for the PS4 and put in an extra eight hours on your latest campaign. For many gaming lovers it's part of our day to sit down and get engrossed in our favourite games, but have you ever thought about how much time you’ve spent in total in front of the screen?
Our new gaming report ranks the world's most played console games by straight days and years, and the numbers are staggering.
The Top Ten Most Played Games in the World
Fortnite tops the chart as the most played game worldwide - has been played for over 10.4 million years.
It’s no surprise that Fortnite sits at the top of our ranking. The game, which was launched in July 2017, has seen international success and has been played for 3.8 billion days! That's equal to over 10.4 million years - 52 times longer than humans have lived on the planet.
World of Warcraft makes second place
World of Warcraft comes in at second place on our ranking. The fantasy universe has been played in for 2.08 billion days according to the new data. 100,000,000 players have spent a cumulative total of 5.7 million years online making it the most played PC game on our list.
Overwatch clocks over 558 million days of playtime
The multiplayer game Overwatch has been played for 558 million days putting it in third place. Released initially in 2016, the game was launched on Nintendo Switch in October 2019 which has contributed to the immense total playtime of 1,529,148 years!
The Top Most Streamed Games on Twitch
Fortnite has been streamed for over 1.2 million hours in the last year
The data reveals that since August 2019, 1.289 billion hours of Fortnite gameplay have been streamed on Twitch, making it the most popular game on the platform.
League of Legends is the second most popular game on twitch
League of Legends boasts 80 million registered users and they love to watch the game just as much as they love playing. Twitch users have spent over 712 million hours watching gamers play League of Legends in the last year which is equal to 29.6 million consecutive days!
GTA V has been streamed for 77 thousand years
Released in 2013, GTA V is still a fan favourite and has become one of the most popular games streamed on Twitch. In the last year, viewers have clocked up 681 million hours or 77 thousand years of streaming time.
Tips for Comfortable Gaming
If you’re looking to up your average hours or love your gaming marathons, we’ve got some tips for keeping it comfortable:
Average hours spent gaming stat
Twitch streaming times
Average days per player calculated using days of playtime / total number of players
Cumulative time spent on A game
World of Warcraft
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019
Statistics from Activision https://charlieintel.com/players-have-played-over-2-4-billion-hours-in-modern-warfare-and-warzone/60126/
Calculated using average length of match (5 mins), number of games played as released by RL and the total number of players
Calculated using average game time (14 min 2 6 min halves and stoppage time ) x number of games played released by fifa (450,000,000)
Fortnite, Overwatch, GTA 5, Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Calculated using total number of players and average play time
Total registered players using https://gamstat.com/games/
Average playtime using https://howlongtobeat.com/