GTA 5 most played new release of 2013, according to Raptr

Wednesday, 18th December 2013 02:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Grand Theft Auto 5 took out top honours in Raptr’s annual survey of gamer activity throughout the year.

Raptr draws its data from PC and Xbox 360 users who sign up to the service, so it’s not necessarily a highly informative metric, but it does give a reasonable idea of trends in this demographic.

Based on gameplay hours in the 30 days after launch, GTA 5 on Xbox 360 was the most played game.

Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox 360 came in second place, but it’s worth noting that the gap between GTA 5 and its next competitor is much, much greater than that between Ghosts and third place, Battlefield 4 PC, and fifth place, Dota 2 PC.

In terms of most played overall, as opposed to during the launch window, League of Legends was a clear winner on PC and Black Ops 2 was the Xbox 360 game of choice.

In the narrower world of new IP, New Zealand indie Path of Exile dominated. Indie Terraria, which hit Vita today, was the most played expansion, as it’s 1.2 update for PC far and away beat Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm.

The life eating Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag took out the “no bathroom break” award for longest average play sessions at 3.14 hours.

An infographic showing off these stats and more is available on IGN.



  1. revolting

    Raptr is a great little tool, and I don’t know why any gamer wouldn’t use it, regardless of whether they’re PC-biased, console-biased or one of the enlightened few who play multiplatform and go wherever the games are.

    It’s just a shame it doesn’t track the new generation of consoles yet. But that’s more down to MS and Sony not opening up the data rather than any shortcoming on Raptr’s part.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Fin


    It’s never properly tracked PS games though :(

    But yeah, GTA V is my most played game on it, with 102 hours, and I’ve been tracking gameplay for two years. Crazy.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Xbone

    “I don’t know why any gamer wouldn’t use it”
    Maybe casue they, we dont wanna run another non-essential program in the background while playing.

    #3 1 year ago

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