World of Tanks – the most profitable F2P game on PC in Russia

World of Tanks was the most profitable F2P game on PC in Russia in the first half of 2020, CS: GO – 2nd, Dota 2 – 6th. The leader among paid games is Borderlands 3.

Analytical company Superdata published a study of the video game market in Russia in the first half of 2020.

According to Superdata, the volume of the Russian video game market in the first half of 2020 amounted to more than $ 1.145 billion. The growth was by 21% compared to the first half of 2019. Console games account for 10% of the market and earned roughly $ 112 million in half a year.

F2P (free) PC games earned $ 421 million – 37% of the revenues of the entire gaming industry in Russia, their share is slightly smaller than that of mobile games. The growth of this segment is 7%. The monthly audience of free PC games, according to the study, is 76 million people, an increase of 4.1%.

• On average, one paying Russian player spends slightly more than $ 23 (RUB 1,816) per year on F2P games.
• The most popular are shooters, which account for 59% of the profit of the entire free-to-play title market in Russia.

Interestingly, jigsaw puzzles became the most popular genre (the main representative is Candy Crush Saga) with 41.3 million MU (how many unique users have used the service in the last 30 days), shooters lagged behind by 16 million users. At the same time, shooters are in first place in terms of income – they earned 59% of all segment revenues, income growth – 12.8%.

The most profitable F2P games on PC in Russia in the first half of 2020:

  1. World of Tanks (Wargaming)
  2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  3. Warface (Crytek / in Russia and CIS Mail.Ru )
  4. Fortnite: Battle Royale (Epic Games)
  5. Roblox (Roblox Corporation)
  6. DOTA 2 (Valve)
  7. World of Warships (Wargaming)
  8. Crossfire (SmileGate / in RF Mail.Ru)
  9. Path of Exile (Grinding Gear Games)
  10. Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment / EA)

Paid PC games occupy about 10% of the Russian gaming market. Their earnings amounted to $ 112 million in the first half of 2020, which is 20% more than in the same period in 2019.

The most profitable paid PC games in Russia in the first half of 2020:

  1. Borderlands 3
  2. DOOM Eternal
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  6. Sims 4
  7. Half-Life: Alyx
  8. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  9. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  10. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

Consoles – The most profitable free games on consoles in Russia in the first half of 2020:

  1. Fortnite: Battle Royale
  2. Apex Legends
  3. Destiny 2
  4. World of Tanks Console
  5. Warframe
  6. Warface
  7. Brawlhalla
  8. Crossout
  9. War Thunder
  10. Neverwinter

The most profitable paid games on consoles in Russia in the first half of 2020:

  1. FIFA 20
  2. Grand Theft Auto 5
  3. DOOM Eternal
  4. The Last of Us Part II
  5. Borderlands 3
  6. NBA 2K20
  7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  9. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  10. Red Dead Redemption 2

16 thoughts on “World of Tanks – the most profitable F2P game on PC in Russia

  1. “one paying Russian player spends slightly more than $ 23 (RUB 1,816) per year”
    Fuck thaTS NOT even the price of one premium tank – poor fucks.

  2. so they still dare to call this misery F2P ??!
    lies continues…
    very happy that i left this junk

        1. Sadly i’m forced to take action against this being posted here.

          All parties will be held accountable.

          1. Hahahah you forget, Comrade Fool, that there is only one glorious party! All that nonsense about “all parties” being held accountable is more nonsense than Rasputin’s so-called witchcraft!

  3. Sales charts except mobile games have no meaning. No matter how much wg earns, it is worse than developing a mobile game. recently, Genshin Impact earned $100 million just 12 days after its lunch. And this was the beginning, Genshin Impact is collecting more and more money.

    The World of Tank costs $100 if one “tank package” is expensive. Asian mobile games require $500 + to complete the “weeboo character.” You have to break through a 0.6% probability to pick a character. And in most games, the same character”s” is needed to achieve 100% of the character’s performance. “you wanna make your weeboo character to the 6 star? give us $3000.” this is mobile game world of now a day.

    I mean, not only wg, other console and pc game developers are desperate. No matter how hard you work on the game, you don’t earn much more money than the Asian Otaku game, which rakes up money with the Weeboo character. So they are more and more trying to generate money from players. The game market will get darker in the future.

  4. That means the avg russian, the largest of the spending groups, doesn’t pay for premium time.
    I would expect they buy and play a lot of mid tiers?.
    Or are extremely thrifty in picking and choosing their premium play days, day by day.

  5. I wish I could move my account from EU to the RU server. If people on RU server spend so little on this game than this means that their match maker must be filled with players which can barely afford pemium consumables and which must count premium amo rounds . I em serrious. Can it be done?Is it possible to transfer account?

    1. Robert, I’m and average F2p player, I use loads of premium consumables on higher tiers, I some times hose the HEAT ammo at tier 10 like anyone (makes a huge difference!). It’s all affordable. It helps that WG give away the consumables like candy, the std ones get sold as I never use them.

    2. You cannot transfer from EU to RU. But you can make a RU account and use RU3 server which is actually in France so you wont get lags.

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